Balliol College, established in 1263, is thought to be the oldest college in Oxford. The huge Gothic wooden doors between the inner and...
There's no need to book for the 'free' two-hour walking tours (payment is by tips); just turn up at the departure point on Broad St at...
Oxford Official Guided Walking Tours
Tours of Oxford city and colleges (10.45am and 1pm year-round, plus 11am and 2pm at busy times), along with a bewildering array of...
The city's main stage for quality drama also hosts an impressive selection of touring music, dance and theatre performances. The Burton...
Handle Bar Cafe & Kitchen
Hot on Oxford’s simmering coffee-culture scene, this bubbly bike-themed cafe gets packed with students, professionals and a few lucky...
Beaumont St · interesting places nearby
Ashmolean Museum information
Britain's oldest public museum, second in repute only to London's British Museum, was established in 1683 when Elias Ashmole presented the university with the collection of curiosities amassed by the well-travelled John Tradescant, gardener to Charles I. Today its four floors feature interactive displays, a giant atrium, glass walls revealing galleries on different levels and a beautifully sited rooftop restaurant. Collections, displayed in bright, spacious, attractive galleries within one of Britain's best examples of neoclassical architecture, span the world.
Historical treasures include Egyptian mummies, Islamic art, Indian textiles, ancient documents, rare porcelain, tapestries, silverware, priceless musical instruments, extensive displays of European art and, famously, the Anglo-Saxon Alfred Jewel.