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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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great musuem; free admission

this is a large museum with a fantastic and diverse selection of art and free admission; you can easily spend a full day here; audio guide is three pounds and highly recommonded

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

this is a large museum with a fantastic and diverse selection of art and free admission; you can easily spend a full day here; audio guide is three pounds and highly recommonded

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This is an excellent museum with highlights being the Alfred Jewel and the mantle of Powhatan, father of Pocahontas. The exhibits are well displayed and comprehesive and the staff are welcoming and helpful. This is a vital component of a visit to Oxford. I loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I especially liked the copies of ancient sculptures, the British drawings, and the architecture. Being in Oxford, it also has top notch intellectual programs on art in the evenings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Said to be the finest in the country, they are right there are so many wonders its impossible to pin point one thing, but for me the silver collection is to behold. You could spend a full day just in this museum but you will never see it all. There is something for every interest and on a cold day... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Eclectic would be a good way of describing this museum. Having said that, you can easily while away a couple of hours here. It doesn't have the spread of the British Museum, nothing from Africa and little from America, for example, but then again it is a lot smaller.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Coming from a country where you have to pay for any museum, I'm still amazed how a brilliant treat like this can be free (although a little donation would be fair). You can easily spend more than a day if you want to see all of it, but just popping in for a quick look works just as well. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We attended the "Cézanne and the Modern: The Pearlman Collection" show and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was well curated and we were able to view some lovely artworks not limited to Cézanne. After the Exhibition we were able to access the rest of the Museum and it was a delight. There are numerous collections on display. There is too much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

The entry is free and there was a lot to see. Very well organised and laid out however the guides with the information recordings did coat money and didn't have much of a language choice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

On our flying trip last week we called into Ashmolean. We hardly covered the ground floor then found ourselves running out of time which was such a shame. Will definitely return next time we visit Oxford. A great museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Not all of the extra special museums are located in a capital city,the Ashmolean is no exception to this rule. Situated about 100 yards from where most of the buses stop in the centre of Oxford,you are spoiled for choice which one you travel in to. When you have found the Randolph hotel you are there,it is on the opposite... More 

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