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Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

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Address: Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH, England
Phone Number: 44-1865-278000
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Description: Oxford University's Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, established...
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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Great museum offering a large variety of art pieces and significant artefacts, definitely a place to visit in Oxford, plus point is that the place is free entry.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Personally I preferred the museum before it was renovated, when I was younger I went a lot, and found the coins and costumes very interesting but now they seem to have gotten rid of a lot of what they had, it seems to have more of a "gallery feel" than a museum now which is a shame. It's good if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Great museum offering a large variety of art pieces and significant artefacts, definitely a place to visit in Oxford, plus point is that the place is free entry.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

the Ashmolean is like a smaller British Museum however the staff make you very welcome and the Egypt exhibition is fascinating, thoroughly enjoyed our visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

The Ashmolean was always a bit of a dusty hive with a penchant for dusty academics but five or six years ago a major refurb turned it into a much more user friendly and welcoming place. Would recommend the guided tours, extremely informative.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Had afternoon tea with a couple of friends. Finding the cafe was tricky, but the tea was lovely, as was the setting.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Firstly, the admission is free so you can't really complain about it! (Donations are encouraged though). The Ashmolean was the biggest of the museums we visited in Oxford and it had an extensive collection of artifacts and exhibitions. There are some interactive activities that can be done as well (however a few of these were not working when we attended).... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

interesting diverse museum love the modern refurb. interesting artifacts well displayed. recommend at least a full morning/afternoon to appreciate

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Liskeard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Loved the museum our favourites were the Budhist, Egyptian & Islamic exhibits. Cafe in basement very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

What a treat. Ancient artifacts from all corners of the World. Really well presented and laid out. Good information and help if needed. we spent a thoroughly absorbing 4 hours there and will definitely go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We only saw some of the museum as there was so much to see and we started to get weary! Do not miss the artefacts from Egypt - best collection in the UK.

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