From the centre of town (outside Carfax Tower) the Ashmolean is a 5-minute walk. Walk north down Cornmarket street towards Golden Cross, continue on to Magdalen Street, turn left on to Beaumont Street and the Ashmolean will be right in front of you.


  By Bicycle
There are bike racks on the forecourt of the museum as well as some on the corner of Beaumont St for those who choose to cycle to the Ashmolean.


  By Bus
There is a bus stop very close to the museum on Magdalen Street, the City 2, City 6, Park and Ride 300 (Pear Tree) and Park and Ride 500 (Oxford Parkway) all stop here. The Ashmolean is very close to the city centre and not a long walk from most central bus stops.


  By Train
These are directions from the main Oxford train station, not Oxford Parkway. Exit the train station by walking downhill past rows of bike racks. At the end of the bike racks, take the pedestrian crossing across the road. On the opposite side of the road is the Saïd Business School, follow this with the building on your left side. Continue up this road (Hythe Bridge Street) until you get to a large junction with traffic lights. Follow the pavement round to the left until you reach another set of traffic lights. Take the pedestrian crossing across the road to Beaumont Street. Walk up Beaumont Street until you see a large neoclassical building on the left, this is the Ashmolean.

Important notice for rail travellers between London/south and Oxford
Until Sat 10 Jun 2023 there is NO TRAIN SERVICE between Didcot and Oxford due to emergency work on the line.
Commuters can use the regular coach replacement service between Didcot and Oxford. However, for those travelling from London and the south, we recommend the Marylebone service to/from Oxford station instead.
Keep up to date on the Didcot-Oxford closures


  By Car

As parking is limited in Oxford we suggest using the Park and Ride bus service.

Gloucester Green Car Park - OX1 2BN
2-minute walk to Ashmolean
105 Spaces
8.00 am – 8.00 pm

St Giles Parking - OX1 3JP
2-minute walk to Ashmolean
Limited spaces
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