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
Free, one of Oxford University’s museums. The collection is rich, and Egypt, China, India and other countries have many of them. It is the first museum in the UK that is open to the public. Its scale is the second in the UK, second only to the British Museum, and is known as a reduced version of the British Museum. There are also some children playing in the museum. It is recommended to play for two hours, after all, there are many places worth seeing in Oxford University!