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The Ashmolean

  • Oxford
  • Indoor
  • All Ages
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

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.

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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!

Travel & Contact Information


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

Phone number

01865 278015



Click here to visit The Ashmolean's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

Yes, there are toilets and accessible toilets.

Baby changing facilities and disabled toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

The Ashmolean has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

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

Yes, snacks are available.

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.

Yes, The Ashmolean is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

No, The Ashmolean have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

The Ashmolean has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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