SEVEN DAY OPENING

Issued: 12 November 2018

 

The Ashmolean is delighted to announce that it will open to the public seven days a week from 1 February 2019.  The Museum will no longer be closed to the public on Mondays, bringing the Ashmolean’s opening hours into line with other national museums and allowing more visitors to access the world-renowned collections and temporary exhibitions.  From 1 February 2019 people will also be welcomed through a renovated main entrance which will include a new revolving door and improved accessible doors.

Dr Xa Sturgis, Director of the Ashmolean, says: ‘Being open and accessible is absolutely key to the Ashmolean’s mission so the extension of our opening hours and improvements to the main entrance are vital.  It is especially good news that we can announce seven-day opening for the tenth anniversary of the Ashmolean’s major redevelopment in 2009.’

The renovation of the main entrance will take place between 19 November 2018 and 31 January 2019.  During this period visitors will still be able to access the Museum from the Beaumont Street forecourt via a temporary entrance which will open into the Egypt wing.  The new door and Monday openings will be in place for the landmark exhibition, JEFF KOONS AT THE ASHMOLEAN (7 February–9 June 2019).

 

ENDS


FURTHER INFORMATION

Claire Parris, Press Officer
claire.parris@ashmus.ox.ac.uk | T+44 (0)1865 278 178 | M+44 (0)7833 384 512 | @AshmoleanPress
Sarah Holland, Press Assistant
sarah.holland@ashmus.ox.ac.uk | T+44 (0)1865 278 285

 

NOTES TO EDITORS

Ashmolean opening hours:

Until 31 January 2019 the Museum is open:
Tuesday–Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays, 10am–5pm
Closed: 24, 25 & 26 December

From 1 February 2019 the Museum is open:
Daily, 10am–5pm
Christmas 2019 closures to be announced

 

JEFF KOOONS AT THE ASHMOLEAN
7 February–9 June 2019

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