The Ashmolean is one of the top museums in the whole country. In order to help you with your trip, we’ve put together the ultimate guide to the Ashmolean Museum. Enjoy!
Founded in 1683, the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology features renowned collections ranging from Egyptian mummies to contemporary art, telling human stories across cultures and time. Its first building was erected in 1683 to house the curiosities that Elias Ashmole gave to the University of Oxford in 1677. Since then the Museum’s collection grew to incorporate treasures such as:
Whilst special exhibitions cost money, general admission is free and they often host interesting public events. We recommend taking a few hours to wander around the museum, checking out an exhibition, then heading up to the stunning rooftop restaurant for a cocktail and meal. The views from the roof are stunning, and the perfect end to a lovely day out in Oxford!
Oxford Train Station
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Broad Street Car Park
You can find out more information of this site, and some of the most iconic sites in the city, on a private Oxford Walking Tour!
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