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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 97 attractions in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Wales
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

A lot of amazing exhibits squeezed into an amazing place. Liked the fact there are a gallery around and on the floor above so you could look down on the Dinosaur exhibits from a higher perspective. Different things for everyone. Loved it!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The museum has been tastefully referbished. A delight to the visitor wishing to enjoy endless art and artifacts etc. A MUST for the tourist, and a pleasure for us local folk

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

A fantastic museum that looks to have had some extensive investment and refurbishment recently and offers a diverse and very well presented range of artefacts, sculptures and art from a huge range of cultures and periods from across the world. Was there for nearly 2hrs and didn't get to see it all, worth a visit!

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Cambridge
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We visited the Cezanne Exhibition which was a delighted. Had expected it to be very busy but it wasn't at all! The museum is modern, light, spacious and airy. And staff actually smiled!

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
45 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

this is the most beautifully laid-out museum with every kind of fascinating object very beautifully displayed. The building itself is classically beautiful, and there is plenty of well-lit space inside to see what you have come to see - and find surprises.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This place is a must. However short your visit to Oxford you must enter the portals and spend some time here. Refurbished a few years ago and magnificently rebuilt it has wonderful exhibitions. The collection of Egyptology and Archeology is extensive, and brilliantly staged. The Art is eclectic, and well worth a look, ranging from modern right back to the... More

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

A "must see" if you are visiting Oxford, especially if you have an interest in ancient Egypt. There is more than enough to keep you occupied for several hours and indeed for more than one visit.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The Ashmolean had a facelift a few years back and now has some lovely open spaces and a very good cafe and shop. My main gripe is the layout, which is confusing and signage is poor. Finding the toilets is a particular challenge.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Great museum, lots to see of different type, from paintings to roman sculptures and so many other interesting things. A good cafe', but now too expensive.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Visited current Cezanne exhibition in this wonderful museum. Worth seeing,but allow time to see other parts of the museum too. Well worth a visit.

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