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Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

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Address: Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH, England
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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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Amazing collection

Overall a more concise version of British museum but there will still be only a few items younger ones will find fascinating whereas one needs to spend time reading notes to... read more

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Overall a more concise version of British museum but there will still be only a few items younger ones will find fascinating whereas one needs to spend time reading notes to understand and realise worth of displays to history.

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very nice collection, it reminds me on British museum in London, but much smaller. It's suitable for kids and adults. You can spend all day there. It's free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a treat! A spectacular collection, intelligently presented. Ancient Near East, Greece, Rome, China, and on and on. I enjoyed every moment, and would heartily recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Loved the Museum, particularly the French Modernist exhibition that's on at the moment. Lots to see and handy facilities downstairs - including cafe, lockers and bathroom facilities. Great day out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Besides the beautiful building, it has a variety of exhibits, and lots of interesting exhibits in art, archaeology, musical instruments and more. It is free, and has a nice restaurant on the upper floor (besides a cafe downstairs. If you come with children be sure to take the worksheets in the entrance. They love them.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

On a very blustery day, we decided to visit the Ashmolean Museum. Entrance is free but there is a request you make a donation of minimum £5. My husband and I did not know what to expect. 2 hours flew by, we were particularly attracted to the Ancient Egypt Section. Artefacts dated back to 3300BC. Mummies, Tombs, pottery, jewels and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

So much to sample in this stunning building so just call in and visit a small part so as not to be overwhelmed with so many riches. I visited the English Gallery and spent a pleasant hour, visited the shop and enjoyed the escape from the bustle outside. There is a café in the vaults and a rooftop restaurant which... More 

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Chesham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Degas to Picasso exhibition was excellent and included a number of compelling cubist pictures. The permanent displays at the museum are well presented and intriguing. The staff are polite and friendly.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best museum outside London, great for those not experts, but still plenty to enjoy. AND ITS FREE, will be back

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent an afternoon here and didn't regret a single moment of it! Fantastic art, sculpture and exhibits dating from thousands of years ago to the present. The lift made it easy for my disabled brother to get around. The whole museum mesmerised the senses with awe. I learnt a lot. A must for history and archeology enthusiasts.

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