The Ashmolean | Day Out With The Kids

The Ashmolean

Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

Attraction Information

  • Museums and Art Galleries icon Museums and Art Galleries

Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor

Founded in 1683,The Ashmolean Museum is Britain's first public museum and home to the University of Oxford's world class collections of art and archaeology.

There is so much to discover, from paintings and statues, to ancient Egyptian mummies and samurai warriors. To help you search the galleries, there is always a range of family gallery trails available at the information desk to capture the kids' interest. They have separate ones for younger and older children to present an appropriate challenge.

We offer a programme of regular family friendly drop-ins where you can come and get arty and make something to take home. Special drop ins for under 5s are also available.


  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available Nearby

Getting There and Contact Information


Beaumont Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2PH, England


Click here to visit The Ashmolean's website
01865 278015

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 – 17:00

Open until 20:00 on the last Friday of the month (except December)


Admission is free!

More Information


Baby changing facilities and disabled toilets available.

Baby food facilities

No specific baby facilities available but ask staff who will do their best to help with your requirements.

Gift shop

The Ashmolean Shop has a great range of products inspired by special exhibitions and the Museum's permanent collections. And don't forget the new Online Shop launched in partnership with Amazon. Lots of games, books and souvenirs available for children.

Eating information

Refuel at the Ashmolean Cafe with cakes, sandwiches, soups and cream teas. Cafe open during opening hours. Alternatively head up to the roof top restaurant ‘The Dining Room' for a lovely meal. The Dining Room is open for breakfast, lunch and traditional afternoon tea from Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 6pm. The restaurant is also open on Thursday and Friday Evenings, from 5 Apr, 5 to 9.30pm.