Ashmolean 330th Birthday Appeal

In 1683 the Ashmolean first opened its doors. It has remained open and free to the public thanks to the generosity of thousands of individuals.

Please be part of the Ashmolean's future and give a birthday gift to keep our doors open.

You can give a birthday gift online via the University of Oxford Giving Pages, or you can give by post using the Ashmolean Appeal Giving Form.

Your gift will be worth double thanks to a generous benefactor who will be matching Birthday Appeal gifts up to a total value of £40,000.

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Gifts to the Ashmolean's Appeals are used where they are needed most, supporting the activities at the very heart of the Museum's mission.

Your gift this year can make a huge difference, providing support for our core activities, from turning on the lights each day, to preserving the 700,000 objects in our care, providing educational activities for 50,000 children and adults each year, and mounting varied and stimulating exhibitions.

From as little as £5 per month, your gift will allow us to continue to put on thought-provoking temporary displays; to provide workshops, drop-in sessions and talks for children and adults to discover the beauty and importance of our collections; and to care for the artworks which are studied and enjoyed free of charge by so many.