The Ashmolean Museum

The Ashmolean Museum

History Museum, Museum, and Art Gallery
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    Ranked #2 for history museums in Oxford
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    Jaryd C.
    "A wide range of artefacts to keep you amused for hours."(4 Tips)
    Roxanne S.
    "Great for when you're tired after a trip to the mummies!"(2 Tips)
    Edward P.
    "The Ancient Egypt exhibit is awesome."(2 Tips)
    "So modern instead of being the oldest british museum!"(2 Tips)
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  • architecture
  • mummies
  • rooftop
  • artefacts
  • ancient egypt
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  • Ginaheart icon on user image
    GinaJuly 28, 2017
    A world-class museum. The sheer volume will impress you. The stories and interpretations are lovely as well. I quite enjoyed the Money section and the material archaeology section this time.
  • Adrian C.
    Adrian CotterillMarch 14, 2011
    Off the beaten track for most tourists but this is well worth a visit. The art is truly fantastic and has many masters; monet, manet, van Dyck and many others. Usually very quiet also. Great cafes
  • Yulia O.heart icon on user image
    Yulia OvcharovaJuly 21, 2019
    Reserve a day for this museum. All exhibitions are dynamic, so you’ll need time to observe them as every item catches your eye. My personal favourite is about ancient Egypt. It’s just mesmerising.
  • Ollie M.
    Ollie MartinFebruary 7, 2018
    Some incredible artefacts from over 5,000 years ago that show craftsmanship just as honed as you’d find today. And basically free to view.
  • Anton K.
    Anton KrasikovJune 2, 2018
    Great museum with lots of things to see. Paintings, sculptures, ancient artefacts and other exhibitions. There is something to see for everyone.
  • Cintain 昆.heart icon on user image
    Cintain 昆遊龍September 21, 2018
    Oh, my Gods... so much stuff! The exhibits are mind-blowing, the curation is excellent. Could spend years here... and probably will. 🤓
  • Carl G.heart icon on user image
    Carl GriffinNovember 18, 2015
    Wonderful museum. Can spend hours here. Free entry.
  • Richard H.heart icon on user image
    Richard HarrisDecember 26, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the greatest museums in the world. Exhibitions almost always fantastic. Cafe a little crowded, but rooftop restaurant amazing with views all over city.
  • Roxanne S.heart icon on user image
    Roxanne SelbyApril 14, 2013
    No idea about the quality of the restaurant but the basement cafe has one of the nicest selections of sandwiches in central Oxford. Great for when you're tired after a trip to the mummies!
  • Kirill R.heart icon on user image
    Kirill RomanovJuly 2, 2019
    Great museum, absolutely love my experience here, a must to visit when you’re in Oxford!
  • Wendy S.heart icon on user image
    Wendy SchultzAugust 11, 2013
    On a sunny summer day, enjoy a cappuccino on the lawn - on the roof! Stretch out on a beanbag chair on the grass.
  • Vijay Y.heart icon on user image
    Vijay YargalAugust 5, 2013
    Oxford the best place to dwell in the world. The Ashmolean, awesome, museumed in & out on Sunday. Lunch at The Trout, fabulous.
  • Samitha J.heart icon on user image
    Samitha JayathilakeJanuary 13, 2017
    Really awesome museum. Breathtaking artifacts from Rome, Greece, Egypt and many other ancient cultures. Spacious and big.
  • Jaryd C.heart icon on user image
    Jaryd CarolinFebruary 4, 2016
    A wide range of artefacts to keep you amused for hours. Some really inspiring stuff also. And it's free!
  • Hale K.heart icon on user image
    Hale KMarch 12, 2018
    Yarim gununuzu ayirin derim ;) i think take half a day ;)
  • Alan B.heart icon on user image
    Alan BarryMay 14, 2014
    Try the cream tea in the top floor restaurant. There's a great roof terrace too - great in the sunshine.
  • Chris K.
    Chris KedwellNovember 11, 2016
    Must bigger and more comprehensive than it first appears. Allow plenty of time to see it all!
  • Artur L.heart icon on user image
    Artur LeonelSeptember 3, 2018
    Big museum with exhibits from many cultures. Must see.
  • Bheart icon on user image
    BJune 19, 2019
    Very good collections. Very well worth the visit
  • Steve G.
    Steve GrahamNovember 29, 2017
    Yes. Yes. Yes. This place is a real treasure, never mind the treasures it holds.
  • Bob S.heart icon on user image
    Bob SmithSeptember 5, 2015
    Good outdoor seating but with no decent views. Reasonable menu for the above average prices. Museum is superb.
  • SSKheart icon on user image
    SSKJanuary 29, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great collections of Oxford treasures. Also a venue for weddings and corporate events.
  • Gagan S.heart icon on user image
    Gagan SinghJuly 31, 2015
    Architecture is great and so is the Egyptian exhibit.
  • the_food_aficionadoheart icon on user image
    the_food_aficionadoAugust 23, 2015
    Can get quite packed with school groups, so try to visit at off-peak times!
  • rod n.
    rod nicolsonJuly 1, 2010
    If you're visiting the museum check out the roof-top restaurant and their afternoon teas. Very good and good value to boot! Starters are also eclectic and delicious.
  • İbrahim G.
    Make sure that you spent time on this museum at it is huge. A good museum!
  • John M.
    John MurdochOctober 2, 2013
    Visit there regularly. Great as it's free. So much to see and find unexpected things.
  • Srikanth R.heart icon on user image
    Srikanth RajuSeptember 24, 2022
    Way better and more relaxed than some of the stressful museums in London
  • Ria S.
    Ria SungaJune 4, 2012
    Medieval Room has a great section on the Byzantine Empire. Not a lot of artefacts, but interesting nevertheless!
  • Pedro Henrique M.
    The Asian trade routes section in the second floor is the best part.
  • Arturo S.
    Arturo ServinMarch 31, 2013
    One of the oldest public museums in the World. Do not forget to see the mummies.
  • Eduardo R.heart icon on user image
    Eduardo RechMarch 1, 2015
    Impressive pieces from around the world! And it's free...
  • Kazem E.heart icon on user image
    Kazem EdmondFebruary 19, 2016
    The rooftop bar/cafe is awesome.
  • Daniel K.heart icon on user image
    Daniel KilkennyOctober 28, 2016
    Like a mini British museum lots of things to entertain and educate
  • Pascal H.
    Pascal HartigOctober 27, 2017
    So much to see here. Bring enough time with you.
  • Pearson - Always Learning
    The best way to time travel – the museum features items from over 8,000 years ago!
  • Ni K.heart icon on user image
    Ni KosOctober 26, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    It's free. Look for family museum trails.
  • Josh B.heart icon on user image
    Josh BarrowMay 21, 2015
    Great range of work to be seen and love the live events
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah CMarch 21, 2012
    Have you seen Manet's Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus on display in Gallery 65?The Ashmolean is campaigning to save it for the public
  • Ian W.
    Ian WilliamsOctober 6, 2010
    The museum is great and the architecture of the building is incredible - if you're into that sort of thing...
  • Chris L.heart icon on user image
    Chris LintottFebruary 8, 2019
    Been here 50+ times
    Just wander. So many excellent objects.
  • Bellerbys College
    Bellerbys CollegeJuly 1, 2011
    The entire History of Art (pretty much) under one beautiful roof!
  • Ann M.
    Ann MarieDecember 6, 2010
    Visited the Pre-raphealite exhibition, loved it. Was the last day of the exhibition and was really busy,
  • Bora D.heart icon on user image
    Bora DemiralanFebruary 29, 2016
    especially if you're a classic music fan...
  • Edward P.
    Edward PickingFebruary 16, 2013
    The Ancient Egypt exhibit is awesome.
  • JNETheart icon on user image
    JNETApril 10, 2015
    Visit the museum. It's free!!!! 😊
  • Marta!
    Marta!February 22, 2013
    So modern instead of being the oldest british museum! Read more
  • Jonathan D.
    Jonathan DavisJanuary 30, 2010
    Too quick of a visit there last week, would like to spend more time on each floor. The new space and design feels good. Read more
  • Jonathan S.
    Jonathan SmithMay 21, 2012
    Basement cafe excellent for a cultural quick lunch
  • Natalia B.heart icon on user image
    Natalia BilanOctober 28, 2017
    Great place to visit!
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