Talks and Tours
Talks and Tours are supported by The Friends of the Ashmolean Museum.
Introductory Exhibition Talks
William Blake: Apprentice and Master
3.30–4.15pm every Tuesday and Thursday from 4 December
Tours are free with the price of admission and no additional booking is necessary. Please meet in the Exhibition Shop on the Third Floor.
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
Rubens and Van Dyck
Celadon and other glazes
Highlights of Western art
Heads and tales
Stradivarius: his predecessors and influences
Tread of commerce in the Ancient Near East
Bronze sculpture: Renaissance to Baroque
Watches: jewel or machine?
Christianity in art
Introduction to maiolica
Passion, pomp & piety: the colour red
17th-century Dutch still life
The silk route
Oxford and the Ashmolean
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.
The Egypt galleries
British Sign Language interpreted tours and sessions for visually impaired people.
Free, booking essential: T 01865288078; E firstname.lastname@example.org
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