Ashmolean Museum

Local nameAshmolean Museum
LocationOxford, United Kingdom

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.

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Opening hours

Mon: closed*
Tue - Sun: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(*except for Bank Holidays)


Free admission.

More information and contact


Official Website



Phone +44 1865 278000

Address Beaumont Street, OX1 2PH, Oxford

Coordinates 51°45'19.758" N -1°15'37.503" E

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