ANTIQUITIES STUDY ROOM

OPENING HOURS

Tuesday–Friday, 10am–1pm and 2pm–4.30pm

Admission is free

HOW TO BOOK

All visits to our study rooms need to be booked 4 to 6 weeks in advance.

Bookings and enquiries can be made by email at: antiquities@ashmus.ox.ac.uk

Researchers should provide accession numbers for the objects they wish to see during their visit. Please contact the relevant curator to discuss object availability.

Please read the regulations below before visiting:

DURING YOUR VISIT

You can view around 15 objects or four archive volumes

Please come to the St Giles’ entrance of the Ashmolean at your appointed time to visit the study centre and ask Reception to call the Antiquities Department.

The centre is accessible via the Museum lifts

PHOTOGRAPHY

When visiting our study centre, please:

  • make sure you have permission from the relevant Ashmolean curator if you wish to take photographs
  • only take photographs for private use or study; permission is needed for any form of publication as these objects are under copyright (you can contact the Picture Library for instructions about ordering and reproducing images).

OFFSITE COLLECTIONS

Part of the Antiquities collections, including large groups of archaeological material, is held offsite and currently being relocated to new storage facilities. This major project, involving all the University museums, is due for completion in 2024. During this period, some material may not be accessible for research or other purposes. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.