Half a million years of art and history
Museum admission is free and no booking is required.
PLAN YOUR VISIT
Thursday 22 December – OPEN
Friday 23 December – OPENSaturday 24 December – CLOSED
Sunday 25 December – CLOSED
Monday 26 December – CLOSED
Tuesday 27 December - OPEN
Wednesday 28 December – OPEN
Thursday 29 December – OPEN
Friday 30 December – OPEN
Saturday 31 December – OPENSunday 1 January – CLOSED
Monday 2 January – OPEN
Learn how your favourite Aardman animations are made and get hands on creating your own Morph model to take home.
There will be three sessions through the day at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Each session lasts 1 hour.
Suitable for children aged 6 and above.
Share a fun family experience as you explore exhibits and galleries using the interactive digital guides. Look out for the new festive activity...
Download our FREE festive family trail before you visit, or one of our many others, or pick one up in the Museum.
Join us at the weekends and the week of 19–23 Dec for FREE volunteer-led family tours around the Egypt galleries. Look out for details at the Welcome Desk.
View our current exhibitions and special displays open at the Museum over Christmas and the new year.
From the casts of Greek and Roman sculpture to Pissarro and the Anglo-Saxon collections, join a free volunteer-led gallery tour this winter.
DAILY TOUR DETAILS
Join us for lunch or afternoon tea and gaze out over the picturesque rooftops of Oxford.
Treat someone special to a Christmas gift membership, with unlimited access to exhibitions, members-only previews and curator-led talks and tours, plus a members’ magazine, discounts and more.
Discover our wonderful range of exclusive gifts, jewellery, cards and decorations, inspired by the Museum collections.
Our shop will be open every open Museum day, 10am–5pm. Order before 11 Dec for Christmas delivery.
We've turned some of your favourite Ashmolean treasures into online zigsaw puzzles and here's a seasonal selection to try out this Christmas.
Visit our Advent Calendar for a new Ashmolean object every day until 25 December
Discover our wonderful range of exclusive gifts, jewellery, cards and decorations, inspired by the Ashmolean collections.
Diaries & Calendars
Gifts for Children