Talks and Tours
Talks and Tours are supported by The Friends of the Ashmolean Museum.
Lunchtime Gallery Talks
1.15–2pm every open weekday, Tuesday - Friday, Gallery 21
Places (maximum 15) allocated by tokens from the Information Desk 15 mins before the talk
Buddhist and Hindu images
The might of Assyria
Floral tour of the Ashmolean
Aspects of gold
More expensive than gold: the colour blue
Shapes for purposes
Caskets and coffers
Was Sickert an Impressionist?
Textiles: threads of history
Arts of the Renaissance court
Eight great paintings
Ace of shades: the colour black
Introduction to Ancient Near East
Oil sketches: Corot and Constable
2.45– 3.30pm on selected days, Gallery 21
Places (maximum 15) allocated on a first-come/first-served basis. See 'What's On Today' signage in the Museum
Tours of selected galleries with members of the Museum’s Front of House Team.
Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, 11am–12pm, Gallery 21
Places (maximum 15) allocated on a first-come/first-served basis.
Discover the treasures of the Ashmolean with this great introduction to the Museum.
Cast Gallery ‘Behind the Scenes Tours
Every Thursday and Saturday, 2-2.45pm, Meet in Gallery 21.
Take a guided tour of the Ashmolean's unique cast collection on the lower-ground floor of the new Cast Gallery.
Free, no booking required. Places (maximum 12) allocated on a first-come/first-served basis.
Access: regrettably, due to the nature of the historic building, access only by stairs.
3.45-4.30pm every other Thursday, Gallery 21
Free, places (maximum 15) allocated on a first-come/first-served basis.
British Sign Language interpreted tours and sessions for visually impaired people.
Free, booking essential: T 01865288078; E email@example.com
British Sign Language interpreted tours
10.30am-12pm, Friday 6 March
A themed tour with a BSL interpreter and Museum Guide.
Sessions for visually impaired people
10.30am-12pm, Thursday 5 March
A 'hands-on' tour of part of the collection.
For further enquiries, please contact the Education Department on +44 (0)1865 278 015