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Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH, England
+44 1865 278000
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Oxford University's Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, established in 1683, is Britain’s oldest public museum and one of the oldest museums in the world.
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Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH, England
+44 1865 278000
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Reviewed yesterday

Ensure you allow enough time, we spent two hours but could have been there twice as long. Delighted to see some Charles Dresser pottery.

Thank Trish J
Reviewed 2 days ago

This a a great museum with fine collections wonderfully displayed. It is manageable but has brilliant and wide ranging galleries that focus on quality over quantity. Get there early and beat the crowds. The rooftop retaurant provides good views over the City and decent food.

Thank robert f
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is one of England's top museum's and well worth making a special visit. I was particularly interested in Near Eastern artefacts and once I had orientated myself i found more than enough to keep me occupied for a few hours. After the main purpose...More

Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was here for a special event. I went to a ball with a lot of my friends and celebrate an event like that in a museum is so epic! It was amazing to be in this place and discover all the collections of this...More

Thank gautier3
Reviewed 4 days ago

One of Oxford's landmark, this museum is really interesting. During your visit you will enjoy very much every department and some extra exhibitions. Free tours are available at selected times. Admission is free of charge, but donations are welcome.

Thank Pigrissima
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were in Oxford for a day trip and decided to come here for a few hours. The museum is nice and spacious, laid out nicely. Lockers for your coats and bags and has a cafe downstairs. Lots of interesting things to see, really recommend...More

Thank Pink243
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. Extensive galleries filled with antiquities and art. We only visited the Dutch, impressionist & preraphelite galleries as it was after 6 pm. Luckily we were there when there was entertainment in the atrium as it was the evening of Christmas lights...More

Thank CoventryFlower
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ashmolean is one of the top museums you could wish to visit and is certainly a must on any visit to oxford. They also provide a "finds" identification day which is usually the first Wednesday of each month. Extremely interesting and the staff are...More

1  Thank 999brianx
Reviewed 1 week ago

I only had a very short time to have a quick look round but what I did see was very interesting if I get a chance to go to Oxford again I will certainly pay another visit

Thank amgould
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Expensive and often busy but crammed with fabulous history. Staff a bit finicky and won't trust a grown adult to carry a cup of coffee (with a lid) around with them, apparently. But a good museum.

Thank Arthur N
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12 September 2016|
Response from keephoping | Reviewed this property |
Not absolutely sure of opening times - but the usual sort of times I think? Open all year - but one floor was closed when we were there. I'm sure that there is a website.
Pauline F
28 July 2016|
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Response from Mr_Luvly |
I paid. Why?
27 September 2015|
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Response from Stephen J | Reviewed this property |
Just noticed your question; have you travelled to Oxford yet? If not, the Randolph Hotel opposite the museum would be the obvious place to stay and central to the rest of the city and university areas (which overlap). The... More