The Eastern Gallery at the Ashmolean
refurbished in 2009

Ashmolean Museum Oxford


One of the world's leading museums and the first 'University museum', the Ashmolean in Oxford, has reopened following a major redevelopment. Make it part of a great family day out in Oxfordshire.


The new building, doubles the display space which now includes 39 new galleries, including exhibition galleries, a new education centre, state-of-the-art conservation studios, and Oxford's first rooftop restaurant.

What's on at The Ashmolean click HERE for more information.

An innovative approach to displaying the collections, Crossing Cultures Crossing Time, has transformed the way visitors experience the Ashmolean's rare and beautiful objects. Each object's story will be traced as a journey of of ideas and influences across time and continents, enabling visitors to discover how civilisations developed as part of an interrelated world culture.

Themed galleries explore the connections between objects and activities common to different cultures, such as money, reading and writing, and the representation of the human image. Entire floors of galleries will be arranged chronologically, charting the development of the ancient and modern worlds. Crossing Cultures Crossing Time will highlight the strengths of the Museum's collections, and create a first-class educational environment.


Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015