Plan your Visit

Museum Opening Hours

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

Admission is Free

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.

Planned Gallery Closures

Two galleries on our Lower Ground Floor will be closed this summer as we prepare to open a new display telling how the world's first museum was created and highlighting Elias Ashmole’s vision for the Museum.

  • Gallery 8 (Ark to Ashmolean) will be closed 12 June until the beginning of October 2017.
  • Gallery 2 (Crossing Cultures) will be closed 12 June until the end of September 2017.

Ashmolean Shop

Tuesday to Sunday: 10am – 5pm

Open on Bank Holiday Mondays

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Ashmolean Café

Tuesday to Sunday: 10am – 4.30pm

Open on Bank Holiday Mondays

Ashmolean Rooftop Restaurant

10am – 4.30pm Tuesday, Wednesday & Sunday

10am – 10pm Thursday, Friday & Saturday

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Advance booking is essential for all group visits

Please note that your group may be refused admission if the galleries are busy and your group is not booked in.

To avoid disappointment we recommend booking as far ahead as you can.

For more information about group visits including schools programmes, adult groups and Language Schools visit the education web pages

Download: Foreign Language & Summer Schools FAQs 2016

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.

For further information see our webpage:

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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 4pm (Friday by appointment only)

For further information see our webpage:

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.

Contact details to request a booking: