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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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A must see in Oxford. Starting from the magnificent exterior architecture to the vast collections of Greek, Roman, Chinese and many more archeological artefacts. The treasure... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A must see in Oxford. Starting from the magnificent exterior architecture to the vast collections of Greek, Roman, Chinese and many more archeological artefacts. The treasure hunts are fun as well, although designed for young children. Very educational and entertaining at the same time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum is great place to look around to learn about history or just spend time. The pottery collocation is amazing, very well selected and color full. The coffee shop is great too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Ashmolean is a nice addition to any itinerary. If you enjoy art and cultural artifacts, then this is worth taking a few hours to visit

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Came to see the Degas to Picasso exhibition which was mainly drawings and sketches, with only a very few paintings, however provided a fascinating journey through the history of art. The rest of the collections were interesting and worth visiting. The cafe is overpriced, but the rooftop restaurant is a nice place for a cup of tea after a couple... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford is a very good museum. You could spend a whole day and still there would be lots left to see. There is so much to see. I was impressed by the Egyptian section. Admission is free. But you have to pay for special exhibitions. The museum is open from 10am to 5pm. It is closed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As long as you have the strength to keep going, the Ashmolean is an absolute delight. We spent six hours there over two days, including using the cafe twice, and we enjoyed every minute although it left us exhausted. It probably also has the finest museum gift shop anywhere in the world, with something for every pocket and all beautifully... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You could spend a week in this museum and not see everything. We spent an afternoon just in the picture gallery and were blown away. A must when you visit Oxford

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visits here never disappoint, The new wing has made the museum so much more open and accessible. The collections are broad in their compass and well displayed. Never too crowded and always inviting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Kids aged 6 and 8 loved the Ashmolean, especially the family quiz and Greek & Egyptian areas (school topics!) - a lovely museum for an hour or two (and it's free - donations welcome!).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely building and modern on the inside. Lots to see for all age groups, lift access to all floors for those with mobility difficulties. Cafe was nice but just lacked attention to detail. Hoped to see the Degas to Picasso Exhibition but a bit pricey for non members. Enjoyed our visit...easy to get to...easy to get round.

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