From 19 July the Ashmolean will be maintaining Covid-secure measures to prioritise the safety of our visitors and staff. We will continue to maintain a reduced capacity to allow for social distancing, and so pre-booking is still required. Visitors – including Members and Patrons – should book in advance to guarantee entry.

Plan your visit Book tickets

Entry to our special exhibitions is completely free for Members, but booking is essential and we strongly recommend booking your free exhibitions tickets as early as possible.

Due to social distancing, capacity in the galleries is currently reduced and tickets are limited. We therefore sadly can’t guarantee access if time slots are fully booked and tickets have not been booked in advance.

Ashmolean Museum Membership covers entry for any named Members (and one or two guests depending on membership type) and is not transferrable.

Apart from any Member(s) & Guest(s) memberships, any non-Member guests will need to purchase tickets to our special exhibitions. Pre-booking is essential.


If you have any questions for us, you can contact us by email at

If you have an email address that you would like us to use, please also send us an email at the same address, so that we can make sure you are the first to know about events and activities.

Please note with the closure of the Museum there may be a small delay in responding to your query.