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Ashmolean Museum

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Beaumont Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2PH United Kingdom
01865 278000 https://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:

Monday – Sunday (including Bank Holiday Mondays): 10am – 5pm

Admission:

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

 

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June 2019

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until September 15, 2019

The Naked Form in Modern Chinese Art

Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2PH United Kingdom
Free

While the nude was not a traditional subject in Chinese art, it became a common theme in the early to mid-twentieth century after being introduced to China by artists who studied internationally. Explore a selection of images of the naked human form as they appear in Chinese art from the 1930s to the present day.

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June 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until October 6, 2019

Lifelines: The Woodcuts of Naoko Matsubara

Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2PH United Kingdom
Free
Free Display - Lifelines - Woodcuts of Naoko Matsubara

Over 40 dynamic woodcuts selected to showcase the remarkable career of Naoko Matsubara, a distinguished Japanese artist based in Canada. Created over fifty years, these joyful works range from black and white to vibrant colour, intimate to monumental, playful to contemplative.

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June 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until July 14, 2019

Leonardo da Vinci and National Identity on Medals and Money

Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2PH United Kingdom
Free
Free Display - Leonardo da Vinci and National Identity WB

2019 marks the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death and the 350th anniversary of the first commemorative medal in his honour, struck in Louis XIV’s mint. This display examines interpretations of Leonardo as a representative of national identity on medals and money from 1669 to the present.

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July 2019

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Festival of Archaeology

Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2PH United Kingdom
Free

Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to live in ancient Rome? Find out at our Festival of Archaeology through fun-filled activities, talks and crafts for all ages including jewellery-making, a Roman fashion show, metal working, Roman hairdressing and much more. Talk: Last Supper in Pompeii  With Paul Roberts, Curator of Last Supper in Pompeii 11am–12pm, Lecture Theatre Last Supper in Pompeii celebrates the Roman love affair with food and drink. Alongside frescoes and sculptures, tombstones and…

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July 27 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Hands-on Coins

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.

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