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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
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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 the world.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Went especially to view the William Blake exhibition but due to problems parking in Oxford centre (should have used park and ride) we missed getting tickets for the exhibition so majorly disappointed. Next time I will try to book in advance. On the plus side the galleries are well thought out and the staff knowledgeable and helpful.

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

The museum has a range of galleries including historical (Egypt, Greece, ancient statues), art galleries and an extensive collection of pottery and ceramics. More than one visit might be needed to do it justice.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Plenty to see here and much updated since our last visit about 30 years ago! Went to the Blake exhibition which was sold out and consequently rather crowded but still worth seeing. Had a very nice lunch in the rooftop restaurant- again very busy, so booking is advisable.

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Jersey, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Went on a Saturday during the Tutenkhamen exhibition. Museum well worth a visit, it's well presented especially bearing in mind it is not State funded. Tutenkhamen exhibition publicity promised more than was delivered, so that was a bit of a disappointment. Roof top cafe very nice, sitting in warm winter sunshine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Sadly this is last weekend of exibit on 3rd floor, we went for late pm ticket. Superb display of his work and plenty to understand of the man, his life and times

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This is the oldest public museum in the UK. It has had the rear galleries rebuilt and the front ones restored. The excellent contents are now well-displayed. The staff are pleasant and the catering is good. I recommend using the park and ride service (which stops across the road) in order to avoid the city centre congestion and the difficult... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Very good museum and lots to see at your leisure. The special exhibitions are often ticketed but general admission is free. Use the Park and Ride as it is a real problem parking in Oxford, particularly with redevelopments in 2015.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The Ashmolean Museum is quite close to the Bus station where the Oxford Tube from London finishes so it's easy to fit in a quick visit. The Cast Gallery in the Roman section is worth a visit - copies of some of the great masterpieces from the ancient and classical world.

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

wonderful exhibition and fabulous museum The cafe was a bit of a let down, and bit grubby and chaotic. Not enough gluten free food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The Ashmolean has been renewed and made much more friendly than use to, it has a remarkable collection, excellents tour exhibitions and comfortable facilities, is centrally located, free entry and not to be missed

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