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 ac...

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH
Oxford

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology


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 Ashmolean’s collections are extraordinarily diverse, representing most of the world’s great civilisations, with objects dating from 500,000 BC to the present day.

Among many riches we have 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.

Find us at...

  • Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
  • Beaumont Street
  • Oxford
  • OX1 2PH

Our family-friendly offer

There is lots to do at the Ashmolean for families. Download a free family trail in advance, pick up FREE sketching materials, trails, Ashventure Packs and Explore Kits when you arrive at the Museum. Borrow magnifiers and torches on weekend afternoons. The Museum is accessible by ramp from Beaumont Street. Pushchairs are welcome in the galleries  or can be stored on the ground floor by the Museum entrance.


Accessibility

We are committed to providing full and equal access to Ashmolean spaces, collections and experiences for everyone. We understand that access needs are broad and diverse and can include physical, sensory, emotional, intellectual and financial needs.


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