Do you think magically? At this late night LiveFriday we conjure up an evening of wizardry, witchcraft and wonderment.

Explore the Spellbound: Magic, Ritual and Witchcraft exhibition and encounter magicians, illusionists, astrolabe demonstrations in the galleries, listen to talks on magic and medicine, star-gaze with astronomers, and experiment with face distortion. Or have a go at potion making, defend against the Dark Arts, or try the Magic Mirror of Floren. Watch out for the Witchsmeller!
Dress Code: Your Wizard Robes (not essential)


CLICK HERE to book your FREE ticket

LiveFriday tickets are FREE but booking is required (with £1 booking fee unless bought at the museum)

Tickets for LiveFriday that include Spellbound exhibition entry are at standard exhibition ticket prices.


To be announced.

The Ashmolean once again opens its doors 7–10.30 pm, giving you the opportunity to experience the Museum and see the collections after hours. Interactive events will include theatrical performances, creative workshops and lively talks. The Rooftop Dining Room and Crypt Café will be open all evening.


The Ashmolean would like to thank the exhibition sponsors for their generous support.

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The Bagri Foundation  |  The Wellcome Trust  |  University of East Anglia

The Spellbound Magic Circle: Philip & Jude Pullman; Dasha Shenkman OBE, HonRCM; and others who wish to remain anonymous

The Patrons of the Ashmolean

The research on this subject under the title “Inner Lives: Emotions, Identity and the Supernatural, 1300 -1900” was generously funded by the Leverhulme Trust and the University of East Anglia. Click here to find out more about the research.


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