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Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Address: Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH, England
Phone Number: 44-1865-278000
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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...
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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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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Handily situated on the edge of the city centre. The place was doubled in size several years ago and there is a superb floor-to-ceiling atrium in the newer part. I have visited several times in recent years and there is so much on display you could spend a whole week here and still not feel you have seen everything. Wonderful... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Loved this museum and only managed to see the mummies and the super gift shop as my time was limited do to granny duty. The mummies are incredible and particularly the 3 d glass display of the toddler mummy is fascinating.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

One of the worlds great museums a nd a great favourite of mine . The Alfred Jewel is one of those life affirming objects not to be missed!!.....oh and you can buy a replica in the wonderful shop!!

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welland
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

The building itself is always worth a visit even if its contents are not your cup of tea. The exhibits are beautifully presented and the current Blake exhibition is well worth the extra money.The cafes are always great value with delicious food

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Warlingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

With only an hour, we whizzed around the paintings and there are some fabulous ones here, but we realised that there is sooooo much more to see, so will have to return. Not to be missed.

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The Ashmolean was never going to compete with the London museums, but it does have a number of excellent rooms. I was thrilled that they had some renaissance works if studied and I loved the pre-Raphaelite rooms. Worth a distraction for a couple of hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I love this place. It's beautifully designed using acres of glass to divide internal spaces into galleries. This means you can see what is over there and this makes your visit even longer as you simply cannot miss seeing that gallery you saw afar. The exhibits are world class as my favorite was the Egyptian gallery where there was mummies... More 

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england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Really great selection of artifacts and art. Wish I could have spent longer in there!! The Japan section was extremely interesting, particularly the tea ceremony information and specially built tea house. The selection of art was also phenomenal, and it was nice to have the combination of museum and gallery, which is quite unusual.

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

For a small museum in a small city, the Ashmolean has a vast collection of objects from wildly varying cultures and ages. The building itself is quite attractive and the museum is easy to navigate. The majority of the exhibits are contained on two of the five floors. The Ashmolean is an excellent way to spend a morning or afternoon... More 

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Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The last time we were in Oxford coincided with the Asmolean's closure for refurbishment so we were keen to go back. It didn't disappoint. The basis of the collection is quite narrow but it is well presented and informative. A very worthwhile visit.

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