Touch Tours for the Blind and Partially Sighted

 

Touch Tours take place on the 2nd Thursday of each month, usually from 11am - 12noon at various venues across the Oxford University Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM).

 

The tours are free but booking is essential.

 

Whether you are visiting for the first time or a regular visitor, and you can be sure of a warm welcome.

 

Below are the remaining sessions we have on offer for 2022:

 

How to book

To book onto a Touch Tour or for further information, please contact us at outreach@glam.ox.ac.uk / 01865 616998

Or you can call, text or WhatsApp Susan on 07595 612735.

 

A close- up of the Oxford Physic Rose – a pale blush pink rose with a yellow centre, speckled with small dark brown spots.  This rose was created especially to mark the Botanic Garden’s 400th birthday.

11th August - A tour of the Botanic Garden - CANCELLED

 

Come and help celebrate the Botanic Garden’s 400th birthday with a touch tour exploring the history and highlights of one of the world’s oldest botanic gardens.

A small, orangey/brown Egyptian clay figure created in the stylised shape of a hippo.

8th September – Ancient Egypt – Ashmolean 

 

Discover some of the wonders of the ancient world with a tour of the Ashmolean with an exploration of the Ashmolean’s Ancient Egypt collection. 

The logo of the exhibition which features a faded close up image of Tutankhamun’s death mask in a dark blue filter.

13th October - Tutankhamun – Bodleian

 

2022 marks 100 years since the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb.  Discover the story of the excavation of Tutankhamun’s tomb through the eyes of the archaeologists on the ground.

The image of the earth taken from space.

10th November - Earth Exhibition – Museum of Natural History 

 

Come and explore the Museum of Natural History’s new Earth exhibition

A close up image of the Portrait of Fanny Price by Manet.  It shows the top half of a seated figure -  a young, white woman in a white dress.  She has black hair which is piled up on the top of her head and features a headband of pink and white flowers.

8th December – Paintings: Every Picture Tells a Story – Ashmolean  

 

A journey into the hidden stories behind some of the paintings in Ashmolean’s art collection.