Ashmolean Museum

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The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford was the first museum in the world to open its doors to the public when it officially opened in 1683. It's treasures include the lantern that Guy Fawkes had when he was arrested for his part in the Gunpowder Plot on 5th November 1605.

As well it houses huge collections of archaeology specimens and fine art. It has one of the best collections of Pre-Raphaelite paintings, majolica pottery and English silver. The archaeology department includes an excellent collection of Greek and Minoan pottery. The department also has an extensive collection of antiquities from Ancient Egypt and the Sudan, and the museum hosts the Griffith Institute for the advancement of Egyptology.

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History Museum:6.5/10
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-10:00 - 17:0010:00 - 17:0010:00 - 17:0010:00 - 17:0010:00 - 17:0012:00 - 17:00

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Address: Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford, oxfordshire, OX1 2PH, UK
Phone: +44 1865 278000
frontofhouse@ashmus.ox.ac.uk

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