Ashmolean Museum

An icon of Oxford with world-class collections

The Ashmolean is the University of Oxford’s museum of art and archaeology. Britain’s first public museum and the world’s first university museum is situated in the heart of Oxford and has been telling human stories since 1683. This rich and diverse, award-winning building is world-class and makes for a spectacular setting for entertaining and can host a variety of events.

Ashmolean Museum architecture combines neo-classical elegance and pure contemporary lines. Dine at the feet of the statue of Apollo from the Temple of Zeus at Olympia, with dining places set amongst the collections.

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Beaumont St, Oxford OX1 2PH

Did you know?

In 2009, the museum's interior was entirely redesigned in a £61 million project that doubled the gallery space and opened to multiple-award-winning acclaim. With a spectacular atrium featuring a sculptural architectural staircase, this acts as a stunning focal point which connects all six floors around the light-filled central space.

The venue
Spaces Standing Seated
  • Atrium 900 30
  • Greek and Roman Sculpture Gallery 200 152
  • European Art Gallery 100 -
  • Cast Gallery 50 -
  • Rooftop Restaurant and Terrace 100 70
  • Vaulted Cafe 200 -