"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 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.
Summer Holiday Fun
Ashmolean Adventure Tour
Wednesday 27 May, 11–11.30am
Join us on this interactive family tour as we track down Ashmolean treasures, with games and stories along the way. Ages 3+.
Summer Holiday Fun
Meet the Mummies
Wednesday 27, Thursday 28 & Friday 29 May, 1–4pm
Adventure to ancient Egypt. Make a mini-mummy and pyramid ‒ what would you take with you to the afterlife?
Fun for Under-5s
Thursday 18 June, 10.30am–12.30pm
Make a treasure chest full of sparkly coins and jewels and find some in the galleries.
Saturday 20 June, 1–4pm
Happy, cheeky or sad? Explore some fascinating faces in the galleries, and create some of your own.
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