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Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH, England
44-1865-278000
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Ranked #3 of 101 Attractions in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

A very good museum. Clearly laid out with an excellet collection and friendly helpful staff. Justifies its reputation.

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London
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

This is TUT light. If you already have background knowledge it will disappoint you, if you know very little about it, you will leave with very little knowledge. Pity....

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

There is one unifying factor between all of humanity, whether black or white, rich or poor, male or female, straight or gay - the need to preserve pots. Come to this Museum to look at pots from Ancient Egypt and other less interesting eras. The Joseph Beuys exhibit was pretty cool though.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

In some ways museums are very alike - they are full of old artefacts! However, the Ashmolean has a character of its own. A worth while, for the visitor, addition to your "collection" of museums visited. A good range of archaeology and art and some unique Minoan and Chinese exhibits.

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Harrow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

One of the best arts & archaeology museums in Europe, well worth a visit! Looks deceptively small, but you can easily spend a whole day there and still not see everything. Also has a great bistro-style restaurant on the roof.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The Ashmolean was closed the first time I visited Oxford and I was disappointed. I think it was undergoing renovations (this was in 2007). I really wanted to see The Alfred Jewel - a must see for me. I wasn't disappointed - it was beautiful. There are lots of other interesting things in the Ashmolean and sometimes they have special... More

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

A wonderful atmosphere and well worth a visit. We spent a very pleasant and enjoyable few hours here - give it a go !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

The ashmolean is free and world class - though it started as a small collection of curiosities by the tradescant family that fell into the hands of elias ashmole in the 17th century. These curiosties are now displayed in the basement area - including Guy Fawkes' lantern! The quality of the collections is excellent but you need to pick carefully... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

A 59 minute train ride from London's Paddington Station brings you to Oxford, a charming village serving as the background for the BBC's series Inspector Morris. Within a brisk walk of the train station sits the majestic Ashmolean Museum, with free admission. The "basement" [Level -1] is a delight with exhibitions devoted to Reading and Writing, Restoration and Conservation issues... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Sounds far to glib to say, but this really is a fantastic Museum - If you get the chance GO. In addition, the Museum is located opposite The Randolph Hotel, if you can do a double header, Visit the Museum & Stay at The Randolph

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