Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford

4.7
The world's first university museum, the ornate, columned, and charming Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology sits on the campus of Oxford University and contains a collection of artifacts, objects, and documents related to a broad spectrum of history. Dating back to the mid-19th century, the building itself serves as a historical exhibit and features Greek Ionic architecture. The prime interest, though, lies in the facility’s various collections, which preserve pieces of Greco-Roman pottery, drawings by Da Vinci and Michelangelo, Stradivarius violins, Egyptian artifacts and many other such curiosities. Make sure you see the Alfred Jewel, a ninth-centry relic from the reign of Alfred the Great featuring a construction of enamel and quartz enveloped in gold. If you're traveling with children, check the museums program of activities for youngsters before you visit. Add Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology and other attractions to your Oxford trip itinerary using our Oxford travel route builder site .
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  • It was okay. Nothing special. The main item we were interested in seeing (The Alfred Jewel) was out on loan, and though there was a fake one to look at its just not the same as seeing the actual piece...  more »
  • If only I’d been before – I can’t wait to go back again; having passed their front door many times over the last 40 yrs, I cannot remember why I’ve never been in; I hope to rectify this with many visi...  more »
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