The Ashmolean warmly welcomes families. There is plenty to see and do, with exciting galleries as well as trails to help you explore the museum. We also have a vibrant and creative programme of free family activities throughout the year. Pick up sketching materials and explore the Museum with our trails, activity bags and simple make-and–takes. Our Family Activity Station is available at all times close to the main entrance.
Most of our temporary exhibitions are free for all, and our ticketed exhibitions are free for Under 12s.
Café and Restaurant
Our family friendly café on the lower ground floor offers a lunchbox menu for children, and lots of other options (sandwiches, salads, soups, cakes and hot food) for grown-ups. Our rooftop restaurant also offers a child-friendly menu. High chairs are available both the café and the restaurant. We don't allow food or drink in the galleries, but please feel free to picnic on the Museum forecourt.
The Museum is accessible by ramp from the pavement of Beaumont Street. Wheelchairs are also available at the Information Desk.
Accessible toilets can be found on the lower ground floor and the top floor by the Main Staircase.
We have two baby changing areas, on the lower ground floor and the top floor.
Lockers are available on the lower ground floor. A £1 coin is required, but this is refunded. Lockers are large enough for large backpacks.
Fold-up pushchairs can be stored by our Information Desk on the Ground Floor by the Museum entrance. Please visit the desk on arrival.