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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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Oxford University's Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, established in...

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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World's oldest museum has a lot to absorb

We came and stayed for a few hours with our baby in tow. We enjoyed learning about the history of Europe and how Greek traders made Italy their home. I wandered between sections... read more

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Los Angeles, California
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79 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We came and stayed for a few hours with our baby in tow. We enjoyed learning about the history of Europe and how Greek traders made Italy their home. I wandered between sections trying to see the connections between exhibits. The layout and level of information was really good for a regular person and not a history buff. The museum... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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173 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Such a great museum. I stopped in with a friend and enjoyed a couple of the exhibits here. You could spend hours. Not to crowded and most of the museum is free!

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Thank HowieEmbry
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very much enjoyed the whole experience, such an interesting place - particularly enjoyed the Andy Warhol exhibition. Spent nearly all day there and didn't see everything, will definitely go again!

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Thank Gill R
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Particularly enjoy the portrait galleries, admire the diverse displays. Always a relaxing atmosphere and able to view closely as there are no barriers

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Thank Linda H
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Entrance free but closed on a Monday. This is an excellent museum and well worth a visit. To do this place justice you need at least a couple of hours here. There are many artefacts and permanent themes running through the museum along with some special exhibitions. All in bright airy rooms. This museum is suitable for all ages. There... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really fascinating place - free entry and something for everyone with a Great collection on par with any of the major museums. You could spend as little or as much time as you like in here - but it's definitely a must to visit if you're in Oxford. Greta cafe in the basement and restaurant on the top floor too!

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely building, well looked after museum. Lots of varieties of history in different sections of the museum. Staff very friendly. Free to visit with a donation box.

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Thank Hilary R
Oxfordshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The oldest museum in the world in a wonderfully designed new home, offering superb exhibitions in perfect settings, with depth of interest and history. Would take a long time to see it all!

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went along to see the Andy Warhol exhibition, the queue was long and the staff not the most efficient. I was as I thought I would be a bit underwhelmed by Andy Warhol but that is purely a matter of taste and I would not bother again, but the museum itself was excellent, plenty to see, light and airy... More 

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Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful museum with excellent staff. Very informative with themed galleries, wonderful artefacts from various countries around the world. Two lovely cafes enabling you to refuel before carrying on with your research.

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