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5. The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

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The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

The Ashmolean Museum first opened to the public on 24th May 1683, when even the use of the term 'Museum' was novelty in English.
 
Highlights include collections of antiquities, Eastern and Western art and a coin room. The museum also has a fine collection of modern and contemporary painting and holds regular temporary exhibitions.
 
This huge Neoclassical building has  recently undergone a £61 million refurbishment programme. There is a restaurant, a cafe and a museum shop.
 
Ashmolean Museum Address:
Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street
Oxford, UK
OX1 2PH
England, UK
Ashmolean Museum Opening Times:
Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
Bank holidays: 10.00 am to 6.00 pm

Ashmolean Museum Admission:
Free

T  (01865) 278000

F  (01865) 278018

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