8000 years of history
The museum was founded when Elias Ashmole , an avid collector, donated his vast collection to the University in 1677. Since then, the museum has grown to house 8000 years of art and history in impeccable displays that speak to school children as well as ardent researchers.
The Ashmolean museum boasts of a great and diverse collection of over a million objects. Be ready to be enthralled at the drawings by Michelangelo and da Vinci, paintings by great Renaissance masters, incredibly rare manuscripts and ancient artifacts from all the world’s greatest civilizations.
The Ashmolean Museum prides itself on providing a comfortable visit for its visitors. When you need a break from all that history, you can go up to the splendid rooftop restaurant, The Dining Room or hop into the Ashmolean Café for a quick bite and traditional cream tea.