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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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Brilliant museum

A beautiful place to visit with great collections and special exhibitions. However the shop is thin on specialist books relating to its holdings and the cafe is chaotic and needs... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A beautiful place to visit with great collections and special exhibitions. However the shop is thin on specialist books relating to its holdings and the cafe is chaotic and needs replanning. Lovely restaurant upstairs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great for all the family. We saw the Picasso exhibit. Very inspired. The museum is vast and could easily take up a day.

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

This is well worth a visit. It is a lovely building which houses many things of interest. the restaurant serves excellent food with a varied unusual selection all well cooked and nicely presented, although it is all self service. The price is reasonable.

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Overall a more concise version of British museum but there will still be only a few items younger ones will find fascinating whereas one needs to spend time reading notes to understand and realise worth of displays to history.

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice collection, it reminds me on British museum in London, but much smaller. It's suitable for kids and adults. You can spend all day there. It's free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a treat! A spectacular collection, intelligently presented. Ancient Near East, Greece, Rome, China, and on and on. I enjoyed every moment, and would heartily recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the Museum, particularly the French Modernist exhibition that's on at the moment. Lots to see and handy facilities downstairs - including cafe, lockers and bathroom facilities. Great day out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Besides the beautiful building, it has a variety of exhibits, and lots of interesting exhibits in art, archaeology, musical instruments and more. It is free, and has a nice restaurant on the upper floor (besides a cafe downstairs. If you come with children be sure to take the worksheets in the entrance. They love them.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On a very blustery day, we decided to visit the Ashmolean Museum. Entrance is free but there is a request you make a donation of minimum £5. My husband and I did not know what to expect. 2 hours flew by, we were particularly attracted to the Ancient Egypt Section. Artefacts dated back to 3300BC. Mummies, Tombs, pottery, jewels and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So much to sample in this stunning building so just call in and visit a small part so as not to be overwhelmed with so many riches. I visited the English Gallery and spent a pleasant hour, visited the shop and enjoyed the escape from the bustle outside. There is a café in the vaults and a rooftop restaurant which... More 

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