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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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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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 hotel has some history and featured in the film 'Shadowlands.'