Loading Events

Ashmolean Museum

+ Google Map
Beaumont Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2PH United Kingdom
01865 278000 www.ashmolean.org

The famous Ashmolean Museum is the most important museum of art and archaeology in the heart of Britain, founded in 1683. It is the University of Oxford’s museum of art and archaeology showcasing an extraordinary collection ranging from Egyptian mummies to contemporary art. The museum is conveniently located in the heart of Oxford and captivates its visitors with a variety of services including exhibitions, high standard research material, event venues as well as exquisite dining amenities.

Collection

The Ashmolean’s collection is incredibly rich, representing most of the world’s great civilisations, with objects dating from 8000 BC to the present day. Among its treasures are the world’s greatest collection of Raphael drawings, the most important collection of Egyptian pre-Dynastic sculpture and ceramics outside Cairo, the only great Minoan collection in Britain, outstanding Anglo-Saxon treasures, and the foremost collection of modern Chinese painting in the Western world.

The Ashmolean is a teaching and research department of the University of Oxford. It produces research and publications of the highest standard in the academic fields of art history, history and archaeology. The Museum has always placed significant emphasis on education, not just serving as a resource for scholars but seeking to awaken a keen interest in all our visitors. With improved displays and new facilities, the new Ashmolean building will enable us to fulfill this role far more effectively than ever before.

Dining

The Ashmolean Museum additionally offers an exquisite Rooftop Restaurant as well as a Café. Enjoy fine European dining on the rooftop terrace, or take a break from exploring with fresh cakes and sandwiches in the cafe downstairs.

Shop

The Ashmolean Museum shop offers a selection of books, stationery as well as Souvenirs.

Shop online: https://shop.ashmolean.org/

Opening Hours:

Tuesday – Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays: 10am – 5pm

Closed Mondays

Admission:

Admission is Free (admission to certain exhibitions may be charged)

 

Video

Reviews

What's nearby?

Upcoming Events

Events List Navigation

April 2018

EDWARD LEAR: VISUAL AND VERBAL CONVERSATIONS

April 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2PH United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£6 - £7
ashmolean-museum

With Professor Matthew Bevis, University of Oxford Edward Lear’s achievements – as a nonsense poet, scientific illustrator, and landscape painter – have often been studied in isolation from each other. This lecture explores the remarkable interconnections between them, and shows how he attempts to forge new conversations between paint and print, images and words.

Find out more »
May 2018

AMERICA’S COOL MODERNISM: CURATOR’S VIEW

May 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2PH United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£6 - £7
museum-of-oxford

With Dr Katherine Bourguignon, Exhibition Curator Terra Foundation for American Art. What is ‘cool modernism’ and why does the term apply to American art of the 1920s and 1930s? This lecture provides an overview of the artists and themes of the exhibition and an analysis of the peculiar reticence, precision, and detachment found in artworks of this period.

Find out more »

THINK HUMAN: STIMULATE YOUR SENSES

May 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2PH United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Free, booking essential.
ashmolean-museum

With Professor Christiana Payne, Dr Marika Leino and Dr Ian Holgate, Oxford Brookes University. Think art is just about looking? Think again! Join us to find out how the other four senses – hearing, taste, smell and touch – are activated in our encounters with painting and sculpture. Part of Oxford Brookes University’s Think Human Festival 2018.

Find out more »
July 2019

Hands-on Coins

July 27, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2PH United Kingdom
Free

Handle historical coins from different times and places, with the help of our volunteer team.

Find out more »
+ Export Events