The Ashmolean Museum

The Ashmolean Museum

History Museum, Museum, and Art Gallery
Beaumont Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2PH, United Kingdom
Closed until 10:00 AM Tuesday (Show more)
  • Tue–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
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Founded in 1683, the Ashmolean is Britain’s first public museum and home to the University of Oxford’s world-class collections of art and archaeology.


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    Adrian C.
    "... many masters; monet, manet, van Dyck and many others. Usually very..."(2 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)
    Jonathan S.
    "Basement cafe excellent for a cultural quick lunch"(2 Tips)
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  • Carl G.

    Wonderful museum. Can spend hours here. Free entry.

    Carl Griffin · 1 week ago
  • Bob S.

    Good outdoor seating but with no decent views. Reasonable menu for the above average prices. Museum is superb.

    Bob Smith · September 5
  • the_food_aficionado

    Can get quite packed with school groups, so try to visit at off-peak times!

    the_food_aficionado · August 23
  • Gagan S.

    Architecture is great and so is the Egyptian exhibit.

    Gagan Singh · July 31
  • Faith W.

    I like this museum.

    Faith Wong · July 28
  • Tim C.

    A great compact museum that manages to cover everything and make it all interesting. Ancient history and art. All are contained in a newly designed interior which is more intimate than before.

    Tim Caves · June 27
  • Josh B.

    Great range of work to be seen and love the live events

    Josh Barrow · May 21
  • JNET

    Visit the museum. It's free!!!! 😊

    JNET · April 10
  • Eduardo R.

    Impressive pieces from around the world! And it's free...

    Eduardo Rech · March 1
  • Alan B.

    Try the cream tea in the top floor restaurant. There's a great roof terrace too - great in the sunshine.

    Alan Barry · May 14, 2014
  • Giannis V.

    Something worth to see!!

    Giannis Vasvatekis · October 23, 2013
  • John M.

    Visit there regularly. Great as it's free. So much to see and find unexpected things.

    John Murdoch · October 2, 2013
  • Wendy S.

    Relax on the roof !

    Wendy Schultz · August 11, 2013
  • Wendy S.

    On a sunny summer day, enjoy a cappuccino on the lawn - on the roof! Stretch out on a beanbag chair on the grass.

    Wendy Schultz · August 11, 2013
  • Vijay Y.

    Oxford the best place to dwell in the world. The Ashmolean, awesome, museumed in & out on Sunday. Lunch at The Trout, fabulous.

    Vijay Yargal · August 5, 2013
  • Pearson - Always Learning

    The best way to time travel – the museum features items from over 8,000 years ago!

  • Roxanne S.

    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!

    Roxanne Selby · April 14, 2013
  • Arturo S.

    One of the oldest public museums in the World. Do not forget to see the mummies.

    Arturo Servin · March 31, 2013
  • Marta!

    So modern instead of being the oldest british museum! Read more

    Marta! · February 22, 2013
  • Edward P.

    The Ancient Egypt exhibit is awesome.

    Edward Picking · February 16, 2013
  • Nick B.

    The "Threads of Silk and Gold: Ornamental Textiles from Meiji Japan" exhibition on until the end of January is amazing, it's incredible what they managed to do with just thread and cloth. Go see it!

    Nick Burch · November 26, 2012
  • Jonathan

    This place has no business being closed on a Monday. Way out of line.

    Jonathan · October 22, 2012
  • Aaron P.

    Pretty awesome here and everytime you come there is something different to look at. The audio guide is worth a look as well.

    Aaron Payne · August 22, 2012
  • Ria S.

    Medieval Room has a great section on the Byzantine Empire. Not a lot of artefacts, but interesting nevertheless!

    Ria Sunga · June 4, 2012
  • Jonathan S.

    Basement cafe excellent for a cultural quick lunch

    Jonathan Smith · May 21, 2012
  • Sarah C.

    Have you seen Manet's Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus on display in Gallery 65?The Ashmolean is campaigning to save it for the public

    Sarah C · March 21, 2012
  • Graham P.

    Restaurant on top floor should be given a miss. Food OK but service very poor Read more

    Graham Patterson · July 11, 2011
  • Bellerbys College

    The entire History of Art (pretty much) under one beautiful roof!

    Bellerbys College · July 1, 2011
  • Adrian C.

    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

    Adrian Cotterill · March 14, 2011
  • Ann M.

    Visited the Pre-raphealite exhibition, loved it. Was the last day of the exhibition and was really busy,

    Ann Marie · December 6, 2010
  • Ian W.

    The museum is great and the architecture of the building is incredible - if you're into that sort of thing...

    Ian Williams · October 6, 2010
  • rod n.

    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.

    rod nicolson · July 1, 2010
  • Jonathan D.

    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 Davis · January 30, 2010
  • KhaLid

    ليعرفونا واسلامنا وتاريخنا ويحترمونا اكثر ليس من الصحيح دعمهم بالمال ؟!! نحن تاريخ وحضارة وعقول لسنا نعيش تحت الرمال ويمتلك كل فرد منا بئر نفط !! لو الحكومات العربية بذلت جهد ٥ ٪ لحققنا افضل صورة عنا!

    KhaLid · July 21, 2013
  • Boa Lingua TR

    Ashmolean Museum'da sanat ve arkeolojiyle içiçe bir gün. restoranında eşsiz bir öğle yemeği keyfi.

    Boa Lingua TR · July 22, 2011

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