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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 103 Attractions in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

While the museum is free and has a nice selection of exhibits, the Ashmolean will not amaze you. It is the first British public museum and that is one of its highest points. The rooms are beautiful as most , it has Italian and Dutch masterpieces, and it offers temporary special events too- for a small entrance fee.

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Long Compton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Iam old enough to remember the exhibition in the 70s in London,so i thought it would be a good idea to take the oldest grandchild. It was, she loved it .The museum had devised a work booklet for children to fill in,which she did -a very good way of engaging children.The exhibition itself was full of original photos and drawings,gave... More

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Burgessville, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This is one of the great museums of the world. The collection is constantly changing and I never tire of visiting the gallery with the French Impressionists and the Dutch Masters. But what I particularly enjoy is the Rooftop Garden Cafe where my wife and I enjoy a cup of tea and look over the rooftops of Oxford.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

one cannot take this museum all in in a day. so, just plan on a return visit. want to see a 1.5 million year old skull, or work tools dating back 200,000 years, or an egyptian mummy, roman statue, or even an awesome collection of chinese art and everything in between; then, drop in to the ashmolean.

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Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We visited yesterday, Saturday 18/10/2014, for the Tutankhamen exhibition. Quite frankly, the Tutankhamen exhibition was a little disappointing with very few articles or artifacts on show but it was interesting in as much as it showed how the discovery had been logged, photographed and perserved. However, we took the opportunity to look at the other exhibits in other parts of... More

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Leicestershire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

As Eygptian lovers, we made to trip to Oxford from Ashby de la Zouch, full of anticipation and excitement. The outside of the building is amazing extremely old, but does not prepare you for the inside which is 21st century very modern and minimal. After purchasing our tickets £10 each, the exhibition we came to see was on the third... More

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Worthwhile visit to see many different aspects of ancient history. I especially enjoyed the Middle East section.

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I spent the whole of yesterday, in the Ashmolean, trying to soak up as much information as my ageing brain would let me. The Ashmolean doesn't seem to go out of its way to advertise any specific 'blockbuster' exhibits, but if you buy an audio guide, you get (by default) what it considers to be the most significant items. I... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

sadly we didn't get enough time as we arrived at 4 and it closed at 5 , but what we saw we enjoyed and will defo revisit

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Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

First time visit and this is one of the places to come to when visting Oxford. The building from the outside was very impressive,likewise inside was a pleasure to be in. Every floor was a pleasure to be in, beautifully presented, clean and spacious. After discovering the delights of the Ashmolean and visit to the Roof-Top Cafe has too be... More

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