Light Up with the Ashmolean Museum

Saturday 21 November 2pm-2.30pm

Live lantern-making workshop 

Join us for a closer look at lamps and lanterns in the Ashmolean Museum's collection and make your own lantern to brighten up the dark evenings, with a simple craft activity. 


All ages welcome, but particularly good for 5 to 11 year olds and their grown-ups.

Please have these ready for the lantern making:

  • 2 sheets white paper (A4 printer paper or similar).

  • Scissors

  • Glue stick or craft glue

  • Pencil

  • Eraser

  • Black or dark felt tip pen

  • Few teaspoons of oil in a jar or bowl (any cooking oil will do)

  • Paint brush

  • Earbud

  • Bike light or battery operated candle

WARNING: This lantern is not for use with a live candle or flame of any kind.


This activity is not very messy but you may want to wear old clothes/apron and protect your table with old newspaper or similar.

Adults must supervise this activity.

Free Zoom session from 2pm. No need to book. 

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Oxford City Council, St. Aldates Chambers, Oxford OX1 1DS

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