"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 Welcome Desk & Activity Station
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 Exhibition Trails and Activities are available at the exhibitions entrances.
Free Family Events
Summer Holiday Friday Family Tours
Every Friday over the Summer Holidays, 2–2.30pm
Join us for a closer look at the art and artefacts. Suitable for age 3+.
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.
Summer Holiday Event
Bank Holiday Fun
Monday 25 August, 1–4pm
Explore the Museum with our trails, activity bags and simple make-and–takes.
Tutankhamun Family Fun
Wednesday 27 & Thursday 28 August, 1-4pm
Become a Pharoah and make your own Egyptian headdress and clay cartouche and decorate it with hieroglyphs during our ‘Discovering Tutankhamun’ exhibition.
Saturday 13 September, 1–4pm
From cricket cages to puzzle jugs; discover some unusual containers and make a special box to take home.
Tutankhamun Fun for Under-5s
Thursday 18 September, 10.30am– 12.30pm
Make a mini Ancient Egyptian mummy during our ‘Discovering Tutankhamun’ exhibition.
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