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Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH, England
44-1865-278000
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Ranked #3 of 99 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Do you love ancient history? They have it all Roman,chinese,greek, asian, and ofcouse British History. Go there it's a wonderfull place for lovers of history.

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Southend-on-Sea, England
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Went specially to see this, but very large museum and well worth an afternoon wondering around. Very similar to British Museum in London.

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Ko Samui, Thailand
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We loved the Ashmolean. Wonderful content, well displayed and documented, gorgeous modern and bright interior. An outstanding national treasure. Do go!

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Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This is an awesome museum which is also free. There is so much to see that trying to do it all in one go is not recommended. Fortunately I live within 30 minutes of Oxford so for me the museum is a place to pop in for a couple of hours and enjoy one floor at the most each time.... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Lots to see and o,although free admission a £4 donation is requested Special exhibitions are also quite expensive Too much to see in a day

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

I've visited this museum several times as I live quite nearby by. I absolutely love the Egyptian displays and spend most of my time looking at these. There is a cafe which I have visited that some people say is expensive but the museum has to make money somehow!- entrance is free! They always have different temporary displays which are... More

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Peoria, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Unbelievable museum...first museum in England. Great free walking tour. New wing is stunning, nice cafe and restroom facilities. Admission is free.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

great displays and lots of space. we couldn't stop giggling once we got to the Greek pottery most of the pots looked like the ones my brother in law produces and knocks out on Ebay

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chorley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Great for a rainy day clean and good displays well set out. Somewhere to take a rest from tourist city and a place to stop for lunch on a dry sunny day.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The museum seems to set out to show everything they have. In the European and oriental china galleries, the impact is simply overwhelming, with huge numbers of pieces crowded together and it looks like an upmarket jumble sale. Some of the Italian renaissance paintings are mediocre, rather emphasised by a Titian and a Michelangelo which show the others up! (I... More

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