All Foreign Language and Summer School groups must book in advance. 


When to book

We advise booking well in advance as slots book up very quickly. Bookings cannot be taken less than 2 weeks ahead of the proposed visit.

During UK school term time we can only take bookings for language and international groups after 2.30pm. At weekends and during UK school holidays we can be more flexible with timings.


How to book

To book your visit please contact the Education Department.

Please email booking requests to:

Or telephone: 01865 278015.

We receive a high volume of phone calls, so you may need to leave a message and we will reply.

We will reply to your enquiry and confirm a booking within 5 working days.

We will send a letter to confirm your booking. Please bring this with you to check in with front of house staff at the Beaumont Street entrance on arrival.


Information and documents to help you plan your visit

If you are bringing students under the age of 18 we ask for a minumum of 1 adults to 10 students. For younger children we suggest a ratio of 1 to 6. Large groups are asked to divide down in to groups of 10 to move around the Museum. All students must be accompanied and actively supervised by responsible and easily identifiable group leaders.

There is still no charge for self-guided visits but a donation of £3 per student is encouraged via a cheque made payable to the Ashmolean Museum.

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