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Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH, England
44-1865-278000
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Ranked #2 of 97 attractions in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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... 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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Banbury, England
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford has an amazing range of exhibits spanning the millennia. From the Neolithic era to the Present day. The Egyptian collection is one of the highlights and the collection of paintings, many by famous Artists, is sometimes literally breathtaking. And all for free ! (Although at our most recent visit, there was a charge for the... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The Ashmolean is I believe the oldest museum in England. Housed in a beautiful building, the interior recently had a major redesign and rebuild and it is now a much lighter, more modern space that shows off exhibits much better. My favourite sections include Egyptian, Greek and Roman. It can be a little confusing to navigate, so ask for help... More

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Derbyshire
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115 reviews 115 reviews
103 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed looking at the exhibits at The Ashmolean, and it is a really impressive museum, with excellent architecture linking the old and new parts of the museum. It is like a smaller version of The British Museum, though the exhibits and experience were better overall. However, my experience was tempered by the stewards on duty who were rude,... More

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Thornaby on Tees, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We visited this museum to see the current Cezanne exhibition as well as the museum. The museum is free to visit but there is a charge for the Cezanne. This is an excellent well laid out museum with exhibits to interest all. My only criticism was that I did not have a week to see everything!

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Wales
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

A lot of amazing exhibits squeezed into an amazing place. Liked the fact there are a gallery around and on the floor above so you could look down on the Dinosaur exhibits from a higher perspective. Different things for everyone. Loved it!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The museum has been tastefully referbished. A delight to the visitor wishing to enjoy endless art and artifacts etc. A MUST for the tourist, and a pleasure for us local folk

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

A fantastic museum that looks to have had some extensive investment and refurbishment recently and offers a diverse and very well presented range of artefacts, sculptures and art from a huge range of cultures and periods from across the world. Was there for nearly 2hrs and didn't get to see it all, worth a visit!

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Cambridge
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We visited the Cezanne Exhibition which was a delighted. Had expected it to be very busy but it wasn't at all! The museum is modern, light, spacious and airy. And staff actually smiled!

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

this is the most beautifully laid-out museum with every kind of fascinating object very beautifully displayed. The building itself is classically beautiful, and there is plenty of well-lit space inside to see what you have come to see - and find surprises.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This place is a must. However short your visit to Oxford you must enter the portals and spend some time here. Refurbished a few years ago and magnificently rebuilt it has wonderful exhibitions. The collection of Egyptology and Archeology is extensive, and brilliantly staged. The Art is eclectic, and well worth a look, ranging from modern right back to the... More

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