"Excellent calm and active atmosphere. Friendly staff.
Great resources – wonderful learning for children (& grown-ups!)"
- 2014 family visitor comment
The Ashmolean warmly welcomes families. There is plenty to see and do, with exciting galleries as well as trails to help you explore the museum. We also have a vibrant and creative programme of free family activities.
Families Activity Station
Pick up sketching materials and explore the Museum with our trails, activity bags and simple make-and–takes.
Our Family Activity Station is available at all times close to the main entrance
To find out more about our family-friendly cafe and restaurant, and our other facilities for families, visit our Families page at: Family Fun at the Ashmolean
Free Family Events
Hands-On Coins Every Saturday
Every Saturday 11.30am-3.30pm
Handle historical coins from different times and places, with the help of our volunteer team, 11.30am-3.30pm every Saturday.
Free, no booking necessary.
Fun for Under-5s
Thursday 26 February, 10.30am–12.30pm
Have fun making pictures out of triangles, circles and squares.
14‒15 & 21‒22 March
Celebrate national Shakespeare Week with this special family trail and Shakespearian make-and take paper craft activity. Available at the Family Activity Station.
Fun for Under-5s
Cafe Play: On Today's Menu
Thursday 19 March, 10.30am–12.30pm
Staff our mini play cafe and shop and make up your own food.
Smells like Heaven
Saturday 21 March, 1–4pm
Chinese incense burners once carried prayers to Heaven. What materials made up the smells? Make your own incense burner out of clay.
All family events are free, with a suggested donation £1 per child.
Children must be accompanied by an adult at all events.
For further enquiries, please contact the Education Department on +44 (0)1865 278 015