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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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Fantastic museum

One of the very best museums, full of beauty and wonder. So much to see, well presented, informative and with great temporary exhibitions. Nice cafe too

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

One of the very best museums, full of beauty and wonder. So much to see, well presented, informative and with great temporary exhibitions. Nice cafe too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

The lovely thing about the Ashmolean, apart from its fab collections and visiting exhibits, is the scale of its galleries - they always are intimate enough that you avoid feeling overwhelmed and are able to feel a connection to the displays. Top Tip: a coffee and cake break in the cafe is a must!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Wow! This is the biggest museum I have ever visited. It is full of artifacts from all over the world and right through the Ages. And it is free entry !!!! A must for any history lover, you can get lost on the 4 huge floors whilst trying to see everything from Eqyptian mummy's tombs, to Roman, Indian, Chinese goods... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

This museum has so many exhibits there is something for everyone. I particularly liked the Roman statues and artwork. This museum is great value with free entry.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Have been a regular visitor since a small child myself but always love taking small children as there is so much to see. The education centre is constantly improving and the trails for children are a godsend when trying to decide where to start. These are available to the left as you walk in the front door. Certificates are awarded... More 

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

A great collection all round - did not have time to see it all so will definitely pay a return visit.

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Weston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We had visited the Ashmolean Museum on a previous occasion, but had only seen a small part of it. Having found the exhibition of childrens art fascinating, I proceeded to the 'Egyptian Rooms'. on the ground floor I was intrigued by the history and interactive opportunities to see how the Egyptians lived and about their culture. On my recent visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Great diverse collection from antiquities to modern artefacts. Exhibition of drawings at time of visit was excellent and well worth the entrance fee. Only problem is there's so much to see that one visit can't do it justice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Is a big museum, all the staff they have is very interested. And, as all museum in UK, is for free!. If you have the chance, you should go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The exhibitions are absolutely fantastic. Old and beautiful artefacts, very well presented, with lots of explanations. You can take photos in most of the rooms so don't forget your camera at home. The staff is very friendly.

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