The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology on Beaumont Street, Oxford, England, is the world's first university museum. Its first building was erected in 1678–83 to house the cabinet of curiosities that Elias Ashmole gave to the University of Oxford in 1677.
The present building was erected 1841–45. The museum reopened in 2009 after a major redevelopment. In November 2011, new galleries focusing on Egypt and Nubia were unveiled. In May 2016, the museum opened new galleries of 19th-century art.
Tue - Sun: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(*except for Bank Holidays)
Official Website https://www.ashmolean.org/
Phone +44 1865 278000
Address Beaumont Street, OX1 2PH, Oxford
Coordinates 51°45'19.758" N -1°15'37.503" E