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Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

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Address: Ashmolean Museum 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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Treasure Trove!

There are so many rooms to explore, all filled with beautiful and unusual objects. It would take weeks to see everything. I love the Egyptian exhibits ... fascinating and well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are so many rooms to explore, all filled with beautiful and unusual objects. It would take weeks to see everything. I love the Egyptian exhibits ... fascinating and well set out. There was also a very interesting exhibition on Sicilian shipwrecks, well worth paying the additional admission to see. It's also a lot quieter than some of the London... More 

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Forkhill, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Ashmolean has one of the most wideranging collections imaginable and it really repays an extended visit. The basement cafe, although it always looks full, always seems to have a seat to offer up and is an excellent place to punctuate a visit.

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

New Rembrandt now on show. Always something to attract another visit. There are 53 galleries in addition to the special exhibitions. I particularly enjoyed the Chinese and Japanese galleries and the artwork of the homeless in Oxford. Fabulous place.

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Milton Keynes
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Unbelievable just how much there is to see in this museum. If you go in there expecting to leave within a few hours - think again. The breadth and depth of information/artefacts is simply stunning.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

As museums go the varied and wide range of topics make those a very fun amd entertaining museum to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A wide selection of artifacts, paintings and scenes with historical themes. Nice cafe and friendly people who will help as required.

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Liverpool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Inside is surprisingly modern and the various displays are extensive - I spent two hours but really rushed through and would recommend longer. Plus it's free

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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Some great artistic treasures here. Paintings, sculptures and other ornaments. Shows the historic wealth of Oxford.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A fascinating museum based on human history. Free to enter and a lot to see - almost too much - there is so much crammed in! Some of the staff are a bit grumpy and it would have been useful to have been told about lockers for for bags (available in the basement) rather than being constantly told off for... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A lot of art, some archaeology, rather confusing when negotiating the exhibits. Especially annoying were the lifts, which told you they were doing one thing and did another! The cafe in the lower ground floor was expensive and the sandwiches, rolls, etc., rather limited for choice. My ham and emmental baguette contained two slices of processed ham (not fresh off... More 

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