‘Wow! What an amazing experience for the family’

Entry is free to all to permanent collections and kids (under 12) go free to paid exhibitions.
Check out our family events or download a family trail before your visit.


There is lots to do at the Ashmolean for families.

  • Check out upcoming events for families
  • Download a free family trail in advance
  • Pick up FREE sketching materials, trails, Ashventure Packs and Explore Kits when you arrive at the Museum
  • Borrow magnifiers and torches on weekend afternoons


Accessible toilets can be found on the lower ground floor and the top floor by the main staircase. We have two baby changing areas, on the lower ground floor and the top floor.


The Museum is accessible by ramp from Beaumont Street. Pushchairs are welcome in the galleries  or can be stored on the ground floor by the Museum entrance.


Stop off at our café or restaurant. Our café serves a range of freshly prepared hot and cold meals as well as kids meals and lunchboxes. Our rooftop restaurant also offers a child-friendly menu. High chairs are available in both the café and the restaurant.

We don't allow food or drink in the galleries, but please feel free to picnic on the Museum forecourt. Breastfeeding is welcome.

More information


Lockers are available on the lower ground floor. A £1 coin is required (non refundable). Lockers are big enough for large backpacks.


Further information about opening times, how to get to the Museum and our other facilities.

Please contact us on 01865 278015 if you have any further questions.


Family Arts Standards

Jane Cockcroft, Learning Officer; Families
Email: jane.cockcroft@ashmus.ox.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1865  288163

Rowan Guthrie, Learning Officer; Families
Email: rowan.guthrie@ashmus.ox.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1865  288163