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The Rumble Museum is located at Cheney School. The address of the school is:

Cheney School, Cheney Lane, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7QH

We run many workshops and events throughout the year aimed at the public. These can be found on our events pages. Some of these are specifically museum-related, whereas others are classics events where it is possible to come to the school and see the museum as part of the wider event.

If you would like to book a separate time to visit us, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange a time. We take bookings from individuals and groups, and we can tailor your visit to suit your needs and interests. We are able to take bookings throughout the school term time, as well as during holidays. The school is closed on Saturdays and bank holidays, so we are unable to take bookings for these times.

We hope to see you soon at the Rumble Museum!

 

 


Rumble Museum

 The Rumble Museum at Cheney is spread across various areas of the school, and features original and replica artefacts from a range of eras. At the moment, our largest collection is of Greek and Roman items,  so the first thing we have developed are the displays in the classics centre. We are currently developing a central museum space and collection in the Library, which will act as a central base for the museum and connect to the various department rooms and collections which we are growing.
We have a main image for the Museum which combines the idea of hexagons - for piecing the past together and connecting different areas of learning within the school. Many of the artefacts will be displayed on hexagon-shaped display shelves around the school so the Museum areas will be instantly recognisable and striking. The bright, vibrant colours reflect The Iris Project's ethos of bringing the past to life in lively and engaging ways. We hope that Cheney staff and students, and all our visitors, will enjoy the new image, and the hexagons with artefacts as they appear around the school. 

The Rumble Museum at Cheney is a unique partnership between an educational charity and a school. The Iris Project, a charity which promotes learning about the ancient world, is working with Cheney School to grow a museum within a school. We are working within the Arts Council Museum Accreditation Scheme.

The Museum is named after Jamie Rumble, a young man who devoted his life to improving the lives of young people.

The Museum is spread across various areas of the school, and features original and replica artefacts from a range of eras. Our original artefacts form our official collection, and these are mostly found in the Library. Here, you can view artefacts dating to the mesolithic era, such as arrow heads and scraper tools. We have a large collection of Greek and Roman objects, including pottery, glass and coins. We have 19th century medical items such as a syringe and a beautiful apothecary cabinet. We also have a number of World War One and Two items.

We are developing a new large exhibition area in the Canteen which will explore the history of Cheney School, incorporating a range of artefacts; the School itself dates back to around 1797 and has a fascinating development connecting with various educational institutions and buildings across the city of Oxford.

Our main image for the Museum is themed upon hexagons - these represent the act of piecing the past together and also connecting different areas of learning within the school. Many of our replica artefacts are displayed on hexagon-shaped display shelves around the school so the Museum areas are instantly recognisable and striking. The bright, vibrant colours reflect The Iris Project's ethos of bringing the past to life in lively and engaging ways.

We run a wide range of projects, events, workshops and exhibitions, both for Cheney students and the wider community. You can find out more about these by exploring this website.
 
The founder and director of the Rumble Museum is Dr Lorna Robinson. She can be contacted on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.