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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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White Waltham, UK
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Nice building but Tutankhamen exhibition was a bit of a let down. Lots of pictures and posters but very few real artefacts. Could have got the same from a website. Not worth £10

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Scotland
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This was an unexpected gem. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit which was enhanced by the free tour which showcased the highlights of the Ashmolean. We also had an excellent lunch on the rooftop terrace which was a lovely venue for an excellently prepared lunch. Staff in restuarant were outstanding

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slenaken
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Free entrance and very good new outlay of the several departments. You still can see were the English had their colonies. It's a pity that the café is tucked away in the cellar and the restaurant on the 4th floor smelles a little bit. Very interesting shop

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DK
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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 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

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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