Thoroughly enjoyed our time at this Oxford city centre museum with a large eclectic collection ranging from European Pottery & Porcelain to Egyptian Mummies to local finds of ancient coins. A very spacious basement cafe allowed for safe social distancing. Sorry we booked too late to see the Young Rembrant exhibition but apparently it was superb.
The Ashmolean Museum is the oldest museum in Oxford and the oldest museum in the UK. The exterior of the museum is a typical classical architectural style, but the internal space is actually not very large. This is also limited by early architectural technology. Compared with the exhibits The British Museum is certainly incomparable, but there are also precious items that are not time-honored. Entry into the museum is free.
Located in the heart of Oxford, the Ashmolean Museum was founded in 1682. The original collection was donated by the wealthy antique dealer Elias Ashmore, because he believed that “knowing nature is very important to human life and health. necessary". In 1908, the two major institutions of the University of Oxford: the University Art Collection and the original Ashmolean Museum merged to form the current Ashmolean Museum. It is the first public museum in the UK and the first university museum in the world. The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm, and it is free to visit.
a must visit for the first timer in Oxford. time well spent. a well managed museum founded in 1683 and so many exhibits on display ranging from Chinese dynasties, Egyptian mummies to contemporary art. Contributions from all parties play a significant part in preserving this wonderful museum
First university meseum
My favorite part of this museum is the marble statues on the ground and the amazing archaeological finds. The museum is quite large. It will be open until 10 pm on Friday nights every month to celebrate different themes, such as love and Frida Kahlo. The current focus of the museum is on the trend generation. very good.
Small museums cover a wide range, involving world history, the origins of civilizations, and the evolution of art. Ancient Greek, Roman, Asian, Chinese artwork. There are also many Chinese cultural relics, from Shang, Zhou, Tang, to Ming and late Qing, from bronzes, Song Dynasty Ru kiln Jun kiln porcelain, to dragon robe official hat.