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Oxfordshire Museums Council

Bringing History to the Public

The Ashmolean Museum


Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum is the country’s oldest public museum and home to one of the most important collections of art and archaeology to be found anywhere.
In November 2009 it reopened to the public following a transformative redevelopment. Behind the magnificent neo-classical façade, designed by Charles Cockerell, now sits the new six-storey Ashmolean building, which has more than doubled the Museum’s display space and turned the Ashmolean into a museum for the 21st century. The new building, designed by the award-winning Rick Mather Architects has given the Museum 39 new galleries; a spectacular atrium with a cascading staircase rising over five floors; a suite of temporary exhibition galleries; a new Education Centre; state-of-the-art conservation studios; and Oxford’s first rooftop restaurant.

Address Beaumont Street, Oxford. OX1 2PH
Telephone 01865 278 000
Web http://www.ashmolean.org
Opening Tues – Sun 10.00 – 6.00
Admission Free
Visitor Facilities many galleries; a new Education Centre; state-of-the-art conservation studios; and Oxford’s first rooftop restaurant
Disabled Access
Public Transport In central Oxford

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