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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 100 Attractions in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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144 reviews 144 reviews
11 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Really great museum, lots to see and do. The artwork is excellent, you could spend all day in here, so much to see. Very well laid out, and pleasant atmosphere.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The Ashmolean is huge and can be very busy with tourists. It is best to get your bearings and find out what you want to see first. We visited with three children (9, 6 and 2) who enjoyed Egypt and Rome the best. The museum has trails and activities for children but unfortunately we only real side this as we... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Me & my partner had a week off work and decided to go to the ashmolean to see the Tutankhamen exhibition. It was very pricy for tickets and it was extremely disappointing. There was very little to view, literally around 10 things in total. Overall very pricy and not much to see for your money.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I cannot believe that 97 people think this museum is average! It is absolutely superb and a 'must see' if you are in Oxford.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

You could spend days in the Ashmolean (and I would love to do that on another trip!) so have a look at the map of the galleries when you arrive so you see what interests you most. I loved the Tutenkahmen exhibit and the history of money. Definitely worth a visit.

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I was overwhelmed with the amount of exhibits and wished I had more time to see them all. Very peaceful environment.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Free entry except for special exhibitions. Don't miss the chance to take some relaxing time out in the rooftop restaurant with it's outside area and a view over Oxford.

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North Nibley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Throughly enjoyed our trip here, lots of wonderful things to see and some great interactive exhibits. Loved the mummies, the artwork, the restoration section and of course the art work. A big thank you to the staff who let us into the Modern Art section on floor 3 even though it was closed (due to insufficient staff) - this is... More

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Seal Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Focuses on showing the parallel development of diverse world cultures through their art. Well worth a few hours of exploration.

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Halesworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The Ashmoleum was one of the best museums we have visited. We could have spent days there. We had no dislikes

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