Plan your Visit

Museum Opening Hours

10am – 5pm Tuesday – Sunday (Closed Mondays)

Admission is Free

The Museum will be closed 24 – 26 December

The Museum will be open on Monday 29 December

Open on Bank Holiday Mondays 10am – 5pm

For General Enquiries please contact +44 (0)1865 278000

For Group and School booking enquiries please complete our online enquiry form.

Ashmolean Shop

10am – 5pm Daily

Throughout November and December, the Ashmolean Shop will be open on Mondays.

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Ashmolean Café

10am – 4.30pm Daily (3.30pm on Mondays)

Throughout November and December, the Ashmolean Café will be open on Mondays.

Ashmolean Dining Room

10am – 4.30pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday

10am – 10pm Friday & Saturday

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The Dining Room will be open until 11pm on the following dates in December:

Friday 5; Saturday 6; Thursday 11; Friday 12; Saturday 13; Wednesday 17; Thursday 18; Friday 19; Saturday 20.

Western Art Print Room

The Ashmolean's extensive collections of prints and drawings are open to the public in the Western Art Print Room.

Open: Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4.30pm

The Print Room will be closed to the public from Tuesday 23 December to Saturday 3 January 2015, reopening on Tuesday the 6th January 2015

Please note that due to a major refurbishment project involving the Western Art Galleries access to the Print Room for wheelchair users and mobility impaired visitors may be limited from the beginning of January 2015 for approximately four weeks. If you are planning to visit, we advise you to contact us ( or 01865 278049) to check on the progress of the works.

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Please note that visitors wishing to see drawings by Michelangelo and Raphael are requested to make an appointment at least twenty-four hours in advance.

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The Eastern Art Study Room

The reserve collections of the Eastern Art department are available for viewing in the Eastern Art Study Room (The Jameel Centre).

Open: Tuesday – Friday 10am – 1pm and 2 – 4.30pm

All items in the reserve collections are available for viewings by appointment. Please contact us before your visit.

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