Ashmolean Oxford 30th October 2016
Recently we spent a family weekend in Oxford and high on our list of places to visit was the Ashmolean museum. The Ashmolean is a large museum in the heart of Oxford housing a vast collection of art work and historic pieces from across the world and throughout time. Pieces are organised together by theme rather than time such as a large display of fine china or a collection of antique musical instruments. The artefacts are well presented and laid out over five floors of museum.
It was interesting to walk through the different sections and admire the collections. Each one was accompanied by engaging and bite sized text to allow you to take in just enough information to appreciate the piece without going into its detailed history. Each section was well laid out with plenty of space to walk about and occasionally there were hands on activities for the kids to do such as spelling words with hieroglyphs. There was also an activity trail for the kids to do but being honest they got frustrated and bored pretty quickly and after an hour we gave in to their moans and headed off.
Despite leaving earlier than planned we enjoyed the Ashmolean museum and would be happy to return but when the kids are older or without them to take our time and enjoy the exhibits.