Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford: Hours, Address, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology Reviews: 4.5/5

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Ashmolean is the University of Oxford’s museum of art and archaeology, founded in 1683. Our world famous collections range from Egyptian mummies to contemporary art, telling human stories across cultures and across time. The Museum is open every day, 10am–5pm. Admission is free.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Jareth GK
Los Angeles, CA3 contributions
A Labyrinth of Treasures
Jul 2021
Came here upon a recommendation by Bill Bryson (not in person - from one of his books). It was a fascinating place to visit. The Egyptian Mummies, Musical Instruments, and Writing through History exhibits were some of the highlights. You could spend a week here and still not see everything there is to see.
The museum itself is a bit of a Labyrinth, so be wary of getting lost...
Written 17 October 2021
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ClaireandTerry
London, UK116 contributions
Tokyo exhibition/Big Collection/Lack of available lifts!!!!
Oct 2021 • Family
Two adults and one teenager visiting the Tokyo exhibition. The teenager loves Japanese culture and it doing Art GCSE. The exhibition was fabulous, and really engaged her.

The rest of the museum has changed much since I last visited properly. There is a "new" (opened 2009) extension which I didn't like, aesthetically, but follows the 21st century trend of white, plain, cornflakes box with windows. I was disappointed that the drawings by old Masters were not on display. They are a lovely memory of a visit decades ago. My daughter was also disappointed.

There is so much to see that you do get burnout. One visit us not enough. We enjoyed the art galleries but as we descended from the exhibition we got a bit overloaded. So hopefully we'll come back another day with fresh eyes.

Only MAJOR grumble was the lifts. I have ankle ligament damage and my husband is currently wearing a knee caliper for a miniscus tear...and the queues for the lift were unacceptable. The reason being lazy able people (including staff) were using it to get to the 3rd floor for the exhibition. I don't know how the Museum can solve this but I.was seriously annoyed. We were waiting 15 minutes with elderly people and those with buggies...this needs to be policed more closely. In the end, we gave up and walked up the stairs in pain and with great difficulty.
Written 17 October 2021
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liz c
Manchester, UK129 contributions
The best Museum to visit
Sep 2021
Went round this museum for at least nearly 3 hours with Pitt museum and this was my favourite if the two as things are not so cramped in here. Great that is all free and just a donation of £5 for all this history to be available to see, well worth a visit
Written 6 October 2021
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Steeple Claydon, UK221 contributions
Sight seeing visit
Sep 2021 • Couples
Visited as part of a day out in Oxford, spent a couple of hours looking at many of the exhibits but could have spent many more hours there.
It has a huge diverse collection and is well with a visit,
And it’s free although due to COVID we did have to book
Written 27 September 2021
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Terry C
Bicester, UK441 contributions
Culture
Sep 2021 • Couples
Spent a couple of hours ( could easily have spent more ) in this wonderful museum. Well set out and very polite and helpful staff. The museum is free to enter ( a suggested donation of (£5). Will definitely go again and highly recommend
Written 26 September 2021
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Juliette F
Cambridge, UK43 contributions
Must come back
Sep 2021
Unfortunately, by the time we reached the Ashmolean, we were exhausted by too much aimless wandering around a city that seemed not to want to help visitors to find there way around. However, the staff at the Ashmolean could not have been more helpful, and although we only had energy left for a single floor, we were sufficiently intrigued to want to come back and see the other treasures on offer. If ever we summon the courage to visit Oxford again, the Ashmolean will be the first, rather than the last place we visit.
Written 25 September 2021
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Richard
Foulridge, UK953 contributions
Well presented
Sep 2021 • Couples
Excellent collection of artefacts from across-the world. Well presented and plenty of space to wander around. Was easy to book tickets on line. Definitely need to come back to spend more time.
Written 21 September 2021
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VancouverFamily2013
Vancouver, Canada105 contributions
Great Place for Curious Minds !
Sep 2021 • Solo
I was here in 2017. I enjoyed this visit more. I allowed myself time and I wander. It was not as busy. Not a great place for young children. A wonderful place for curious minds to get lost for a day.
Written 14 September 2021
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Bluebellplasnewydd
Cardiff, UK1,324 contributions
Tokyo
Sep 2021
The museum itself is 5 star but I found this pay on admission exhibition disappointing. There were ancient and modern exhibits on display with typical Japanese artwork and costumes but no real overarching theme. Reflections on cities in the past were described but no link to the present. I spent more time in the rest of the museum than at this exhibition.
Written 14 September 2021
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MeAndonis
Chania Prefecture, Greece231 contributions
Spent just a few hours here but will return.
Sep 2021
Spent just a few hours here but will return. sadly we did not have enough time for more than a fleeting visit but will return to this super museum.
Written 12 September 2021
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