The Museum Is Open

The Ashmolean reopens today and we are delighted to welcome you back!

Entry to the Museum is free but you will need to pre-book a timed ticket online in advance. You can book tickets now for General Museum Admission, and for our Pre-Raphaelites exhibition which opens tomorrow.

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The Pre-Raphaelites – Drawings & Watercolours Exhibition

18 May – 20 June 2021
From a sketch on the back of an envelope to grand, elaborate chalk drawings, this exhibition offers a rare opportunity to view our internationally-renowned collection of Pre-Raphaelite works on paper.

Advance booking is essential.

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Members enjoy closer access to our collection with an exclusive programme of events, priority booking and unlimited entry to all exhibitions, regular mailings, discounts in our our shop, restaurant and café, and many other benefits.

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Ashmolean Tea

Now available every day of the week
Our ever-popular Afternoon Tea on the rooftop will be available again from 20 May, seven days a week. The perfect post-lockdown outing, enjoy homemade scones, a towering selection of savoury and sweet treats and a hot drink of your choice whilst overlooking Oxford. A vegan menu is also available.

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Free Displays & Exhibitions

Wu Guanzhong
Owning The Artist
Cultured Canines
A Nice Cup Of Tea?
Hans Coper 100
Mediterranean Threads

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More Online Events

Round Objects at Persepolis
Free Online Talk
Fri 28 May, 5.30pm

Explore the leading theories about mysterious round objects etched into reliefs on the walls of the Apadana at Persepolis, the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire.

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Painters In Their Places: France
Online Short Course
Starts Thu 10 Jun, 2pm

In these three talks, visit the places which have inspired painters in France: Normandy and Paris, Brittany and the South of France.

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Cultured Canines In Conversation
Online Talk
Wed 16 Jun, 2pm

Artist Allison Ksiazkiewicz will talk about her Cultured Canines artworks, and the inspiration she took from Classical Greek vases.

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Painting At The Land’s Edge
Online Workshop
Wed 23 Jun, 10am

Explore how St Ives became an international centre for art, and learn the techniques of John Miller’s sunrise paintings, with artist Kieran Stiles.

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