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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

We visit the Ashmolean several times in the last few days. The displays of artefacts and painting are absolutely stunning. We also used the excellent restaurant in the basement and the roof restaurant. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 447iaint
Reviewed yesterday

Spellbound - Magic Ritual and Witchcraft What an anti-climax! I had been looking forward to this exhibition for weeks! But it failed to live up to its billing. 

Here is what was wrong with it:

Very small. Now small exhibitions can been immensely enjoyable, profoundly...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ChigwellGavin
Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum is world class and is newly revamped. The displays are easy to view, well spaced and the museum space a pleasure to view in itself. There are a varied range of exhibits, especially the Egyptian collection. There is also a small art gallery...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MurielS51
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Have visited this place twice. The museum has loads of artefacts, information about different civilizations for different eras was a joy to watch. Had spent more than 3 hours here!!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank samudrasarkar87
Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend the Ashmolean Museum for visitors of all ages. It is easily accessible and offers a huge variety of art from around the world in very well lit and attractive layout.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank carniv
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on day of arrival, then booked for the exhibition the day after. Both visits really interesting, staff very polite, great facilities.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jakkles2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is a treasure-trove of international artifacts. Like the British museum, it houses precious pieces of history from heritage sites around the world. A plethora of mummies are sprawled across the hall(And I mean the dead, Egyptian variety). Homer & the Muses, Greek Gods...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CatherineHabbie
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had not been to the Ashmolean Museum for more than 30 years and finally got round to going back last Friday. It is a great museum, east to navigate, with lots of really interesting displays. We didn't know about the Spellbound exhibition, so focused...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Simon S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the Ashmolean with my wife and an old friend in December 2018, as we wandered the streets of Oxford one Saturday afternoon. My friend had been told repeatedly that “if you only have chance to do one thing in Oxford, make sure it’s...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AGentlemanVagabond
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a truly unusual and remarkable exhibit 'Spellbound' was. Fascinating. They brought together a collection of objects, paintings, artefacts related to the history of spellcraft, rituals, witchcraft. Lucky they sold tickets as was very busy, as closes this week. They had real spell books, hundreds...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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12 September 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
28 July 2016|
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I paid. Why?
27 September 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