Adam visits the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford

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Adam’s exploring the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, the UK’s oldest public museum.

He’s highlighting a unique audio trail available for visitors. One of the trail’s stops involves a bone initially thought to belong to an elephant or a giant!

We’re also looking at Ashmolean Adventure.

That’s a digital family experience with multimedia activities focused on intriguing objects in the museum and take on a craft activity inspired by the Ashmolean Museum’s collection!

What is the Ashmolean Museum?

The Ashmolean Museum is one of the foremost university museums in the world and the oldest museum in the United Kingdom.

It is located in Oxford, and is part of the University of Oxford.

The museum was founded in 1683, following a donation of art and artefacts by Elias Ashmole.

The museum’s collection spans a wide range of disciplines, including archaeology, art, and ethnography, with objects from ancient civilizations to the modern era.

It houses an extensive collection of Egyptian mummies, Greek and Roman antiquities, European paintings, Asian art, ceramics, and much more.

The Ashmolean is renowned for its diverse and comprehensive exhibits, attracting visitors from around the world who come to explore its rich cultural heritage.

Where is the Ashmolean?

The Ashmolean’s located at Beaumont St, Oxford, OX1 2PH.

๐Ÿš— By car

Oxford has lots of car parking. The Westgate Centre is the closest shopping arcade with secure, underground parking. It’s about a 10 minute walk from the Ashmolean.

๐ŸšŒ By bus

The Ashmolean is right in the city centre.

There is a bus stop very close to the Museum on Magdalen Street, the City 2, City 6, Park and Ride 300 (Pear Tree) and Park and Ride 500 (Oxford Parkway) all stop here. The Ashmolean is very close to the city centre and not a long walk from most central bus stops.

๐Ÿš‚ By train

Alight at Oxford station (not Oxford Parkway).

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