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Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

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Address: Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH, England
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Oxford University's Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, established in...

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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Free entry, they only ask for a small donation, so a great place to go if budget is limited! Lots to see and do, a little boring at places, but depends on your interests. Cafe... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Free entry, they only ask for a small donation, so a great place to go if budget is limited! Lots to see and do, a little boring at places, but depends on your interests. Cafe is cute and welcoming, a little pricey but not ridiculous for Oxford.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fantastic free museum kids loved it and so did I, has a good lift system for when those tired feet that just cant face anymore stairs. We still didnt manage to see it all in around 2hrs and could have stayed longer if the kids were a bit older.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So much to see! Children friendly. Lots on offer over half term. And so many exhibits had "Touch me" on them. So different from years gone by.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Easy place to visit , no charges . One can just sit down ( plenty of cushioned seats dotted around ) and admire the art. Can be used as a " filler " or an all day visit . Cameras are allowed but no flash or tripods . Well worth a visit .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Too big to see it all in one trip but, as it is free, we can go back again next time we visit Oxford

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Incredible world class museum!! We were there for Degas and Picasso exhibit. The restaurant on the top floor is also terrific.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Ashmolean museum is worth visiting for a number of reasons. It's not as big as some (British, Louvre etc) but there are still a large variety of collections, some of which have been at Oxford for 100's of years. So, instead of needing a whole week to see or find everything of interest to you you can comfortably see... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for the first time and was impressed was the size, inside building design and the large range of display items. The building huge, clean and there is ample space to walk and placed to sit and relax. Suggest you start at the basement level and work your way up. Once you reach the top floor, you can have... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We weren't quite sure what to expect from this museum, but it didn't disappoint. It might be difficult to understand exactly what the museum is about, but the artifacts and works of art themselves are splendid. The atmosphere is very relaxed and you feel really welcome.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Located in the very heart of Oxford the Ashmolean is a fantastic place to explore. With what must be millions of artifacts on display with special exhibitions showcasing all the time, there is something for everyone to discover. It would be safe to say that once you have been there once, you will want to return again and again. The... More 

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