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Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 9 December 2012

We went to this museum on 8th December 2012 - a truly fantastic visit. There were many permanent exhibitions to see - the building is massive, you need to know what you're looking for - but the highlight of this visit was the Threads of...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 7 September 2018

This is only about the exhibition as we didn't have time to visit the rest of the museum (which looked fascinating). The exhibition at over £12.50 a head was very disappointing. Effectively 3, dark (part atmosphere/part preservation I assume) rooms with an interesting assortment of...More

16  Thank SamAdamstown
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Did the museum over 2 days as found it to be an overload of information to take in and felt a little daylight deprived in some galleries. Easily spend longer if you chose to linger at every set of exhibits. Handy cafe allows a break...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Really beautiful, do some research beforehand. All volunteer lead, so very willing, but not all staff members as knowledgeable as others. Everyone one was very friendly though!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I've lived near Oxford for many years so have enjoyed numerous visits to the Ashmolean. As a museum it's fantastic and holds so many wonderful and interesting artifacts. I last visited the Ashmolean in October to take in the Spellbound exhibit and attend the Live...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Ashmolean has to be one of the best ever museums as it is full of a bit of everything all well laid out and labelledaain for the slightly older child

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Every time I visit Oxford I try to pop in even if it's just for half an hour. It is free to enter has fantastic exhibits including some wonderful Minoan pieces from Crete and a cafe onsite. Some exhibitions are of a high quality. If...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was delighted to visit the museum is in very good position in the city all very specified and very quiet

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I found the Spellbound exhibition rather disappointing. The books were wonderful and fine examples of ancient texts. However the displays of items in cabinets took some time to decipher. Many exhibits were from the Pitt Rivers which I have spent many hours in -a free...More

Thank suehowellya
Reviewed 6 days ago

Could happily spend several days there! It was so nice to be able to walk around and see things properly - unlike our experiences in London.

Thank rhyssmum
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a free museum, but we were glad to make a donation after visiting for two straight days. This is a massive museum that covers centuries of civilization, and we found one day far too little to get the full benefit. Be sure to...More

Thank maryfort c
Reviewed 1 week ago

In fairness - we should have allocated more time to the museum. There was quite an interesting Spellbound Exhibition but for me I enjoyed the English History 400-1600 section. The museum was a bit daunting with so much to see and so little time however....More

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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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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