Oxford, England

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archeology

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archeology at the University of Oxford is the world’s first university museum and Britain’s oldest public museum. It is home to the biggest collection of Raphael drawings as well as the greatest collection of Chinese art in the West.

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.

Spectacular Collection

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.

Warm reception

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.