Welcome to the Ashmolean

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

Admission is Free

Open on Bank Holiday Mondays 10am – 5pm

The Museum is on Beaumont Street, opposite the Randolph Hotel

Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street
Oxford
OX1 2PH

Toilets
There are public toilets, including wheelchair accessible, throughout the Museum.

Lockers
Lockers are available on the lower ground floor. A £1 coin is required, but this is refunded. Lockers are large enough for large backpacks, which are nor permitted in the galleries.

Food and Drink
We don't allow food or drink in the galleries, but please feel free to picnic on the Museum forecourt. Our basement café and rooftop restaurant are both open every open museum day.

Accessibility
There is disabled access throughout the Museum, with ramps into the building and lifts to all floors. Wheelchairs may be available for visitors' use free of charge. Please enquire at the Information Desk on the Ground Floor. We can arrange free touch tours and description tours for visitors with visual impairments and those who need an accompanied visit. There are also events scheduled regularly for visually impaired and hearing impaired visitors – pick up a copy of What’s On for details. If you need assistance or if your mobility is impaired, please ask our Visitor Service Assistants for help. They are stationed throughout the Museum.

Toilets
There are public toilets, including wheelchair accessible, throughout the Museum.

Museum Entrance
The entrance is on Beaumont Street. There is a handrail up the main steps leading onto the forecourt. There are ramps with handrails on either side of the main steps.

Car Parking
There are 9 designated disabled parking spaces within easy reach of the Museum: 3 spaces directly outside the Museum; 3 more opposite the Museum close to the Randolph Hotel; 2 spaces on St Giles; and 1 space on St John's Street.

Take a break from it all in the cosy setting of the vaulted café on the Lower Ground Floor. Cakes and pastries are freshly baked every day; there are warming soups and a range of sandwiches for lunch. Traditional cream tea is served all day.

We don't allow food or drink in the galleries, but please feel free to picnic on the Museum forecourt.

Find mementos of your visit and unique gifts inspired by the collections in the Ashmolean Shop, open during normal museum opening hours.

Shop online at shop.ashmolean.org

Enjoy the spectacular setting of Oxford’s rooftop restaurant The Ashmolean Dining Room. Be inspired by a menu of authentic European dishes, accompanied by a wine list of beautiful wines from around the world. The Dining Room is open for breakfast, lunch and traditional afternoon tea.

The Dining Room is open 10am – 4.30pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday, and 10am – 10pm Friday & Saturday.

Find out more at www.ashmolean.org/eating

For group exhibition bookings (more than 10 persons), and for information about tours and education events, please contact the Education Department by email: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk

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.

Exhibition Visits
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.

Accessibility
The Museum is accessible by ramp from the pavement of Beaumont Street. Wheelchairs are also available at the Information Desk.

Toilets
Accessible toilets can be found on the lower ground floor and the top floor by the Main Staircase.

Baby Changing
We have two baby changing areas, on the lower ground floor and the top floor.

Lockers
Lockers are available on the lower ground floor. A £1 coin is required, but this is refunded. Lockers are large enough for large backpacks.

Pushchairs
Fold-up pushchairs can be stored by our Information Desk on the Ground Floor by the Museum entrance. Please visit the desk on arrival.

The Ashmolean’s extensive collections of European prints and drawings are open to the public in the Print Room, open: Tuesday–Saturday, 10am–1pm & 2–4.30pm. Please visit the Information Desk for further details about access, group visits and booking.

The Jameel Centre: Eastern Art Study Room is open to the public for the closer viewing of paintings, prints and objects from the Asian and Islamic study collections. The Centre is open: Tuesday–Friday, 10am–1pm & 2–4.30pm. Please visit the Information Desk for further details about access, group visits and booking.

Visitors to the Ashmolean are welcome to use still cameras in the Museum. To protect delicate objects, we ask visitors to refrain from using flash photography, and to be aware that photographs are for private noncommercial use. In front of certain displays the “no photography” sign will indicate where permission to take photographs is restricted. The use of video cameras, monopods and tripods is not permitted. Please ask any member of staff or at the Information Desk if you have any questions about photography, or call the Museum on 01865 278 000.

Professional quality inkjet prints and digital images of objects in the Ashmolean’s collection are also available through the Picture Library and via our print on demand site. Visit http://www.ashmoleanprints.com and http://www.ashmolean.org/services/picturelibrary

For general enquiries please telephone 01865 278 000, visit our Information Desk on the Ground Floor, or visit our website http://www.ashmolean.org.