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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 95 Attractions in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Owner description: Oxford University's Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology...
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Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Fee: No
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.
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

In my view, that is. I prefer the Ashmolean to the Fitzwilliam. I like the themed exhibitions here. The place has a good atmosphere. I can recommend the rooftop restaurant, perhaps the basement café less so. There are some wonderful oriental exhibits and pictures. The little Egyptian area is a delight and I have visited Egypt itself, although the scale... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

The entry to this museum is free which is great . It's very modern inside , light and bright . There are various sections from all over the world to look which is great . The only down side for us was that when you first go through the door it's a bit confusing which area/ direction to start and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

This new design style for a Museum is spacious and interesting with a collection of Mummys from Egypt, Coins, Vases, Statures modern art and very early paintings, a host of intellectual treats free lunchtime lectures and talks and a great new restaurant on the top floor overlooking the Oxford Spires and the Randolph hotel my competition!

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slenaken
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

visiting the ashmoleum since 1968 it keeps his wonderfull secrets and manages to surprise. Very inventive staff who create surprising exhibitions year after year. Always worth a visit. The quality of the air in the restaurant could improve.

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Colchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

have been to Oxford many times but never had visited the Ashmolean until now. What a great museum very modern and easy to use layout.Fabulous exhibits from paintings, ceramics and sculpture. There is no charge and they only suggest a donation of four pounds which is more than worth it.

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Fontmell Magna, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Amazing museum! We just popped in because we had half an hour to spare, mistake! It has a huge amount of interesting and even interactive exhibits and we felt cheated that we could only see a tiny fraction of the collection. We will return to Oxford and allow a whole day to really see it, and the restaurant and cafe... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

We travelled especially to see the William Blake exhibition. We are Blake fans, so we thought it was great. Especially memorable were the three representations of 'The House of Death', with a different expression on the face of the figure of 'Despair' in each one, as also true for the dead figures on the ground. Who could fail to remember... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

A treasure trove of Art and History beautifully laid out in modern galleries. Will keep children and adults entertained for hours. One of the world's top art galleries. There is a very acceptable restaurant on the roof. A must for anyone staying a few days in Oxford.

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Mbabane, Hhohho, Swaziland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Definitely worth a visit...& it's free! The museum has been extended & revamped with a modern extension that enhances the experience of moving up & through the building; a plus in itself. The museum itself is chock full of a vast array of ceramics, Chinese scrolls, ancient sculptures, and a host of other displays. Go see!

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The Ashmolean was always a very special museum but the upgrading internally has given it a new light which makes it one of the best museums in the UK to visit.

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