Party like it’s the 1600s! Celebrate with Elias Ashmole, founder of the Ashmolean, King Charles I & a parade of Civil War Cavaliers & Courtesans. Dress to impress!
With King Charles I leading the parade on horseback from Broad Street at 6.30, join Elias Ashmole in welcoming His Majesty to Oxford to celebrate Mr Ashmole’s 400th birthday at the museum. What gift will the king bring?
Learn how to address the king correctly, find out about Oxford during the English Civil war, and meet the townspeople. With period dancing, music and quizzes, immerse yourself in the 1600s.
Prizes for the best dressed!
The Rooftop Restaurant and Crypt Café will also be open all evening.
FREE, but booking essential (£1 booking fee)
Choose either 7.00pm or 7.30pm arrival slot.
Joining us in celebrating Mr Ashmole’s birthday:
Earl of Manchester Regiment of Foote
Watch Charles I parade into Oxford at Broad Street from 18.30.
This is event is Free thanks to support from the Heritage Lottery Fund