The Pitt Rivers Museum in Parks Road closed last July for the £1.5m revamp, which won £1m from the Heritage Lottery Fund and other grants. A special programme of Bank Holiday weekend events starts tonight.

Collections move assistant Kate Greenaway said: It’s great to have the museum open again and we hope as many people as possible come and visit to see the new displays.

We went into the museum’s stores and found objects for new displays, called Animal Form in Art, Human Form in Art and Geometric Form in Art.

There is also a new aboriginal art display in the lower gallery and a brilliant new case on recycling.