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Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

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Address: Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH, England
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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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Unfortunately I was only able to spend 40 minutes there, due to a guide taking me a long route to get there and being timetabled for the day. This meant I only saw the Egyptian... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Unfortunately I was only able to spend 40 minutes there, due to a guide taking me a long route to get there and being timetabled for the day. This meant I only saw the Egyptian display, but it was very good, a further visit will be made

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Only noticed this gem whilst looking for a place to park, so once we found a place (near the Royal Mail Centre £7 all day manned car park), it's only a 5 - 10 minute walk. Once there it's free entry -so please put a £5 note in the box- there was plenty to see and do. With a 10... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A bit of everything not too big not too small with some very famous exhibits.Comfortable to walk round.Toilets very clean but not quite enough. Guys Fawkes Lantern,The Alfred Jewel,Hoards,The Cast Room...the list goes on,,,Flemish Paintings. I frequently had to blink as I stood in front of some famous object Id seen many times in a book. Very clean.Staff I spoke... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with my 7 year old daughter. She had a great time doing treasure hunt and oher activities. Its a nice place to go with children.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Did a whirlwind tour with two young children. Difficult for them to appreciate how old these things are or there significance. Would be great to do just one galley slowly without kids. You could spend days in here. There are some great kids trails and the staff are very friendly. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The café downstairs is a rip-off, but apart from that the place is beautiful, an oasis in a busy city. But I was there on a Friday January morning!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum is beautiful. It is a must when in Oxford. It is also free with a donation accepted. There is just so much to see .. Anyone who is an artist or who loves the arts will be in heaven.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great museum so much to see and do will have to return at a later date - have lockers for you to store coats etc which was an excellent bonus!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Power and Protection exhibition which was excellent. The museum is worthy of its veritable status. There is a huge variety to see and all for free (excluding exhibitions). The cafe and gift shop are downstairs and are comfortable and popular. The lockers are also useful as back packs are not permitted. There is disabled access to all... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Quite clean, simple and modern inside. Good middle eastern ceramics and art. If I had to choose between this and natural history museum I would choose the latter

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