Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

In my last post about Oxford, I hinted at how great the Ashmolean Museum is. I now present a variety of images to further portray its greatness.

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Its like if the V&A and British Museum had a beautiful, perfectly formed baby child. Its quiet, still, and like a labyrinth of wonders that keeps on going. It just keeps on going! You think well, that must be everything I’ll have a cup of tea in the cafe –

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

But you haven’t even hit Egypt yet!

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

I love the lay out, with glass corridors so you can see right through to other portions of the museum.

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

The Cast Gallery is a dream, with turquoise walls perfectly contrasting the white plaster casts that stand against it. (I do famously love a cast gallery)

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

I stared at this one for a long while. It made me feel strong.

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

These details drive me crazy. I could live in this room. Perfection.

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Then just when you think it is all sculpture and ancient worldy stuff, there are painting galleries, with replica living spaces, dark wood and delicious wall papers.

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

It’s a new fave.

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont St
Oxford
OX1 2PH
Open 10am – 5pm, Tues – Sunday
Free Entry

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