Bursting with history in its light, airy galleries the Ashmolean is a cultural must when day tripping in Oxford.
The Ashmolean was opened as Britain’s first public museum, and the world’s first university museum, in 1683 and has been leading the way as a headliner of Oxford’s cultural scene ever since. The imposing museum is filled with bright, airy galleries showing word-class collections of art and archeology, from ancient Egyptian mummies to contemporary paintings and sculpture.
You can now get married in the gallery space and there’s also a cool rooftop terrace restaurant with sweeping views of Oxford, although it’s currently closed due to Covid.
Beaumont St, Oxford OX1 2PH
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