Part of our Myth and Reality Season

For parents and carers with babies under 12 months or toddlers, but older siblings welcome

Presented by tea sommelier Valerie Diederichs, from the Team Tea company, a partner of the Museum

Booking is required

Come and join us at the first in our new series of baby and toddler-friendly lectures designed to uncover more about the myths and reality present in our collections. Feed your inquisitive minds while feeling comfortable bringing tiny tots.

At this first lecture, tea sommelier Valerie Diederichs will present her latest tea journey based on objects found at the Ashmolean.

Learn about the myths and reality of tea production and tea drinking throughout history and discover how this history is reflected in the Ashmolean’s collections.

Worcester porcelain teapot and lid dated 1770-1772, 14 cm tall and with pink and red design

Worcester porcelain teapot and lid, 1770-72, on display in our West Meets East gallery

Practical information
The event takes place in the Learning Studio on the lower ground floor, which is lift-accessible. Buggies or pushchairs are welcome in the Museum and we can also store buggies if needed.

This lecture is one in our 2023 series of Bring Baby Lectures, see more below


This event has now taken place

If you have any questions before the event, please email