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Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

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The Ashmolean is the University of Oxford’s museum of art and archaeology, founded in 1683. Our world famous collections range from Egyptian mummies to contemporary art, telling human stories across cultures and across time. The Museum is open...more
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Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

I Went to Oxford shopping with my wife,I told her I was going to pop into the museum for 20mins while she was in the shoe shop! I came out three hours later! But I could have stayed all day! Fantastically interesting! Unlike shopping!! 😁

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Doubtless you have many reviews of the Ashmolean, and this will be another one which sang its praises. The exhibits are well presented, and the staff are knowledgeable and helpful. We had a guided tour of the Antinous statues, run by a specialist who taught...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of the best museums I have visited. Large rooms full of displays. To appreciate it all you need a few hours at least. Free admission.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Four OAPs decided to visit the Spellbound Exhibition, even with concession it was still a fair amount of money, £12 each? We entered the exhibition and it was difficult to read the descriptions as you had to crank your neck downwards and hope that the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As a birthday gift my daughters took me to the ‘Spellbound’ exhibition at the Ashmolean. Wonderful to see the all the artefacts that made up the exhibition on magic and witchcraft. Well worth the visit but be patient if busy as people naturally linger over...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ant_leics
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I've been to a lot of museums and this is up there with the best of them. Set out in historic periods such Greek, Roman etc I especially enjoyed viewing the coin hoards found locally. A must visit if your in Oxford.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Oldgoldwolf
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to see the Spellbound exhibition but took time after to look around the rest of the museum afterwards! It is truly magnificent in terms of He variety of exhibits and sheer size of the place! It's quite easy to get lost in there!...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Darren O
Reviewed 5 days ago

I thoroughly recommend this museum to anyone with an interest in history. It is set in a beautiful building and laid out in a modern interior just on the edge of the city centre. There is lots to see and visitors should allow plenty of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dmjenkins2011
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I used my sunday morning at the museum. A great experience walking around in the 5 floors of history from all around the world. Great and calm atmosphere, and the collections are stunning.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ingebjorgfoss
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Ashmolean is a stunning museum packed with beautiful things. It's very like the V & A but on a smaller scale. Having said that, it's very easy to spend hours here because everywhere you look is something of interest. In addition to the permanent...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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September 12, 2016|
Response from keephoping | Reviewed this property |
Not absolutely sure of opening times - but the usual sort of times I think? Open all year - but one floor was closed when we were there. I'm sure that there is a website.
Pauline F
July 28, 2016|
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I paid. Why?
September 27, 2015|
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Response from Stephen J | Reviewed this property |
Just noticed your question; have you travelled to Oxford yet? If not, the Randolph Hotel opposite the museum would be the obvious place to stay and central to the rest of the city and university areas (which overlap). The... More