A Brief Overview of The Ashmolean Museum
Founded in 1683, The Ashmolean Museum is named after Elias Ashmole, a collector and philanthropist. The museum’s rich history is reflected in its impressive neoclassical architecture, making it a sight to behold even before entering.
The Ashmolean’s collections span a vast range of human history and culture. From Egyptian mummies to Renaissance masterpieces, it’s a haven for art and history enthusiasts. Marvel at the world-renowned Pre-Raphaelite paintings, including works by Dante Gabriel Rossetti and John William Waterhouse.
Explore the Ancient World section, where you’ll encounter artefacts from civilizations long past. Admire Greek and Roman sculptures, Egyptian relics, and an impressive display of ceramics from China, Japan, and the Middle East.