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Ashmolean, Oxford

Bursting with history in its light, airy galleries the Ashmolean is a cultural must when day tripping in Oxford.

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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.

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Beaumont St, Oxford OX1 2PH
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