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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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Stunning Museum even for those not interested in Museum

well laid, well displayed, roomy, Bright museum superb restaurant on the top floor, free entry and amazing selection of unusually artefact to purchase from their shop. I could... read more

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

well laid, well displayed, roomy, Bright museum superb restaurant on the top floor, free entry and amazing selection of unusually artefact to purchase from their shop. I could spend hours in this museum and I used to think Museums were boring till I visited this place

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent about three hours visiting an excellent free admission museum. Could have stayed longer, but ran out of time.

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

A quick tour around the museum was worth it on a Sunday morning with my mother. We didn't have much time that's why we saw it quickly. All of the exhibits were amazingly displayed and was astonished by how many Greek exhibits they hold! Worth viewing other cultures as well

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The restaurant at the top of the Ashmolean is a delight; enjoy a fine lunch and then drift through millennia of culture..bliss

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago 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 3 days ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 1 week ago 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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