The Ashmolean Museum houses a fascinating and extensive collection of art and archaeology covering four thousand years of history, ranging from the ancient civilisations of Egypt, Greece and Rome to the 20th century. Exhibitions include sculpture, ceramics, musical instruments and paintings. It is the United Kingdom's oldest museum, founded in 1683. Please note that the Ashmolean is currently undergoing renovations, and so some exhibition pieces have been removed from the museum to ensure their protection.
Address: Beaumont Street
Telephone: (0)1865 278002
Opening times: Open Tuesday to Sunday, from 10am to 6pm. Closed on Mondays, except bank holidays