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The Ashmolean is the University of Oxford’s museum of art and archaeology, founded in 1683. Our world famous collections range from Egyptian mummies to contemporary art, telling human stories across cultures and across time.

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LIFTS NOTICE

20–23 Feb 2024 Lift repairs & Rooftop Restaurant closure

Two Museum lifts will be out of service this week while repairs take place. The Rooftop Restaurant will be closed, but the lower ground floor Café will be open.
For details on accessible routes and toilets, please do check our Access page and our Floor Plan and speak to a member of our Visitor Experience team if you need assistance. 
We apologise for any inconvenience.

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