Ashmolean Museum Of Art And ArchaeologyCurrently Open
- Address: Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH, England, United Kingdom
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +44-1865278000
- Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art Museums, Art Gallery, Family And Kids, Archaeological Site
Ashmolean is the world’s first and finest university museum. What started as an accommodation for Elias Ashmole’s ‘cabinet of curiosities’, his assorted collection of rare and quirky objects from all over the world (such as a moth eaten stuffed dodo), now is a grand repository of fine art and archaeological artefacts. The building was built in 1841 and reflects a delightful inspiration from Greek architecture.
The Ashmolean’s galleries contain an eclectic and rare display of materials. The collection you find here has stories to tell from across time and across continents.
Some of the major attractions at Ashmolean are: paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael. The museum also houses Lawrence of Arabia’s ceremonial Arab dress, Oliver Cromwell’s death mask, a range of Pre-Raphaelite paintings, pottery in Italian Majolica, Greek and Minoan tradition, as well as ornate English silver.
While exploring the beautiful galleries, you get to be part of many special activities. You can handle and examine coins from different civilizations at the ‘Hands-On Coins’. Think you have stumbled upon something that looks rare and exceptional? Bring it in to the ‘Coin and Archeological Identification Scheme’.
Inspired by the collection to create your own works of art? You are welcome to sketch at the Cast gallery.
Some of the ongoing exhibitions at the museum revolve around the theme of commemorating the First World War, Christopher Gandy’s collection of art and architecture from the Middle East, and paintings by German and Chinese artists.
Ashmolean also hosts musical concerts from time to time which are inspired by their splendid collection.
Also, there is always something or the other planned for the junior visitors. As they explore the museum they can take part in the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, make secret codes, sketch and even practice making mummies and sarcophaguses.
The Ashmolean Museum conducts one to two day long courses and workshops where you can try your hands at sculpting, pottery, embroidery, painting and so much more. The museum shop has an exceptionally good collection of prints, stationery, books, jewellery, and souvenirs. It is also a teaching and research department of the University of Oxford.
One of the rare University museums in the world, the place with its astounding collection of quirky archaeological artefacts surely leaves a mark on anyone who visit it for the first time. You don’t have to buy Ashmolean Museum Tickets to visit the museum, but there are Ashmolean Museum Ticket Prices for other events, though. You can learn more about the Tickets for Ashmolean Museum events, courses and workshops and their Ashmolean Museum Ticket Costs. Ensure to visit a little early to Buy Tickets for Ashmolean Museum and enjoy a nice time enhancing your creativity here.
Ashmolean Museum Of Art And Archaeology Travel Tips
- The premises have partial wheelchair access.
- The museum offers locker facility to the visitors.
- If you are interested in taking a short course/workshop at Oxford, it is essential that you book ahead of time. They have limited places.
Entrance Ticket Details For Ashmolean Museum Of Art And Archaeology
- Visitors need to buy tickets for special events, courses, workshops and some concerts.
Ashmolean Museum Of Art And Archaeology Hours
- If you intend to fully explore all the sections of the museum, you might as well make a day of it.
How to Reach Ashmolean Museum Of Art And Archaeology
- By Bus: Randolph Hotel – M34, St Giles (Stop C5) – 93, 94, 853, M34, T94
- Ashmolean Dining Room
- Jimbob’s Baguettes
- Bistro 20
- Morse Bar
- The White Rabbit
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