Ashmolean Museum

Oxford , England , United Kingdom

About Ashmolean Museum

The Ashmolean Museum is a museum of the University of Oxford specialising in art and archaeology.

From a Predynastic Egyptian hippopotamus shaped pottery to a Neolithic skull and a Minoan clay jar, the Ashmolean Museum has an eclectic antiquities collection as well as an interesting ancient cast gallery. There is also a Heberden coin room as well as exhibits of Eastern and Western art.

Despite its modern appearance - due to extensive renovations - the Ashmolean Museum is also historic in its own right. Having opened in the 17th century, it is the oldest public museum in the UK.

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