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Ashmolean Museum

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

The Ashmolean is the University of Oxford’s museum of art and archaeology. As Britain’s first public museum, we’re home to half a million years of human history and creativity, from ancient Egyptian Mummies to modern art, and much more.


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.


Ashmolean from home

While at home due to the current lockdown restrictions you can still enjoy the museum online at ashmolean.org/ashmoleanfromhome which is a collection of podcasts, fun activities for the all family, online events and exhibitions.



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.


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

Shop online: shop.ashmolean.org

Opening Hours:

Normal opening hours:

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

Please check the Museum’s website for updated opening hours.


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


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January 2022

January 1 @ 8:00 am - May 2 @ 5:00 pm


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

Gallery 29 Over many decades, artist Naoko Matsubara (b. 1937) has been working on a series of woodcuts exploring the human hand — engaged in sport, dance, music, prayer or a variety of creative acts. This exhibition celebrates an artistic collaboration between Naoko Matsubara and prize-winning poet Penny Boxall, who has responded to the woodcuts...

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January 1 @ 10:00 am - March 6 @ 5:00 pm


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

Open until 6 Mar 2022 Gallery 16 Admission is FREE, but a free Museum ticket is required Cultured Canines is a collaborative project between artist Allison Ksiazkiewicz and Attic Black | Thetis Authentics that explores the history and mythologies of different dog breeds. The ceramic works displayed combine new designs with ancient decorative and manufacturing...

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