"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 An Elegant Society.
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
Thursday 17 September, 10.30am– 12.30pm
Join us for some messy printing with stamps, string and vegetables.
Draw Your Bow
Saturday 19 September, 1-4pm
Seek out archers from around the world and make a mini bow and arrow or sword to take home.
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