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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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An excellent museum well worth the visit.

Surprisingly modern galleries, and excellent and wide-ranging displays. The Roman and mediaeval galleries,are especially interesting. Could easily spend half a day here.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Surprisingly modern galleries, and excellent and wide-ranging displays. The Roman and mediaeval galleries,are especially interesting. Could easily spend half a day here.

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Plymouth, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went too close to closing time and didn't get to see a ton, but definitely worth it! I was disappointed that we didn't get to see the special exhibit they had on - I think it was about shipwrecks. but they have TONS of exhibits in a really interesting building.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There's so much to say I could take all day. I must see is the Alfred jewel on the second floor of the most famous pieces of jewelry and England also on the third floor there is an extensive display of ancient gold and gemstone jewellery so if you're alone Dermalogica Lee challenged this is the place to go

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The tour was interesting and fun for fans, such as us, of the Inspector Morse, Lewis, and Endeavour television programs. We toured the Ashmolean Museum only briefly, but that short visit made us long to see more - and we will return. Since we were on a quick afternoon/overnight visit, we spent most of our time walking the grounds of... More 

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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A free museum. We went to see a few Turners but not as impressed as the Impressionists with a few Millais and others which we well worth crossing town for.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great visit to the Ashmolean. A wonderful facility with great exhibitions and really informative sections. Loved the art and the area that talked about restoration. It was very detailed and an area that everyone could connect with showing the amazing work that is done.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you’re into art and antiquities then this is the place to come. Even if not, then it is still worth visiting to see half a million years of ancient archaeology and modern masterpieces. Entry is free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is hands down the most interesting museum I have ever visited. I could have spent several days there. Through the exhibit of art, antiquities and curiosities of many cultures and times you can experience the history of the world. I found it fascinating and wish I lived closer so that I could go often.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the centre of Oxford , across the street from the Randolph hotel. Really worth a visit, probably many visits! Both art and archaeology. This museum is a real gemstone!

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great museum for the avid classicist but can also be enjoyed by people who just have a curiosity about history or art. Throughly enjoyed ourself and are planning a return visit.

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