Ashmolean Rooftop Restaurant

The Ashmolean’s Rooftop Restaurant sits at the top of the world’s oldest museum. Floor to ceiling glass windows open out onto a large terrace – perfect for alfresco drinks and dining when the weather allows – affording terrific views of the picturesque spires of Oxford. Afternoon tea is a speciality, often themed to tie-in with whatever exhibition is showing. Where possible we use locally sourced produce and there’s always choices available for different dietary needs.

Opening times

  • Monday: 12:00 - 17:00
  • Tuesday: 12:00 - 17:00
  • Wednesday: 12:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday: 12:00 - 17:00
  • Friday: 12:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday: 12:00 - 17:00
  • Sunday: 12:00 - 17:00
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Ashmolean Café

Located in the vaults of the museum on the lower ground floor, the Ashmolean Café offers a selection of freshly-made meals including soups, quiches and stews to delicious sandwiches, cakes and pastries.

Opening times

  • Monday: 10:00 - 16:30
  • Tuesday: 10:00 - 16:30
  • Wednesday: 10:00 - 16:30
  • Thursday: 10:00 - 16:30
  • Friday: 10:00 - 16:30
  • Saturday: 10:00 - 16:30
  • Sunday: 10:00 - 16:30
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What’s on at the Ashmolean Museum

Ashmolean PreRaphaelites

Pre-Raphaelites: Drawings & Watercolours

15 Jul – 27 Nov 2022

The Ashmolean Museum is a museum of art and archaeology, founded in 1683 - the world's second university museum and Britain's first public museum. Their world famous collections range from Egyptian mummies to contemporary art.

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