"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
Many of our temporary displays are free for all, and our ticketed exhibitions are free for Under 12s. Our current ticketed exhibition is Andy Warhol: Works from the Hall Collection.
Free Exhibition Trails and Activities are available at the exhibitions entrances.
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
Little Ash Moles
NEW! Every Thursday in term-time, 10.30am‒11.15am, Gallery 21
Explore, play and learn together in this fun gallery activity.
Saturday 14 May, 1‒4pm
Find out about our marvellous musical instrument collection, enjoy some live music, and make your own stringed instrument.
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