Sargent Exhibition Extended to 5th December

2021-10-08T16:16:05+01:00October 8th, 2021|

We're delighted to announce that our popular exhibition, Sargent, His Sister and Their Friends, has been extended until 5th December. It includes paintings by the renowned artist John Singer Sargent, his sister Emily and two of his contemporaries, Augustus John and Philip Wilson Steer. During her life, Emily Sargent was overshadowed by the reputation of [...]

Step Up To The Plate

2021-10-04T14:27:00+01:00October 4th, 2021|

The other day, one of our visitors told me we had a piece of Blind Earl porcelain in our museum and also politely pointed out it didn't have a label. We asked the experts at the Ashmolean to delve into its past. It's a dessert plate made by Worcester Porcelain. The pattern was introduced in [...]

A Titanic Effort

2021-10-08T12:49:02+01:00September 24th, 2021|

Our next talk will be about the loss of the Titanic and RMS Carpathia's race to reach the stricken liner - with a Broadway connection. It will be presented by Paul Barnett, a maritime historian. There are still a few tickets left at time of writing. The talk will take place at the museum on [...]

The Museum Shop

2021-09-17T14:16:28+01:00September 17th, 2021|

When you finish your tour of the museum, why not spend some time in the museum shop before you leave us? It's a chance for you to browse the merchandise and buy a souvenir of your visit, stock up on quality greetings cards or buy a book. For the children or grandchildren, we have fossil-themed [...]

The Family Room

2021-09-07T11:34:02+01:00September 7th, 2021|

Our Family Room provides a great space for children of all ages to get creative, draw pictures and make items such as lanterns and bookmarks. They can also dress up in period costume and accessories, pose for photo opportunities and step into paintings. It's just one stop on our popular Children's Trail, which is running [...]

Next Lecture: Inns and Traffic in the Coaching Age

2021-08-20T14:32:11+01:00August 20th, 2021|

Our beautiful museum building was originally a Coaching Inn, the 17th Century equivalent of a motorway service station but with better catering.  We're looking forward therefore to the next talk in our popular lecture series. Nicholas Herbert will talk on 16th September about Coaching Inns in the Cotswolds and some of the routes the stagecoaches [...]

Curiouser and Curiouser

2021-08-13T15:04:17+01:00August 13th, 2021|

One of our exhibitions recreates a 17th century Cabinet of Curiosities, a gentleman's collection of curios which would have been displayed in a purpose-built room for the benefit of family and friends. A collection like this became the foundation for the world famous Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England's first public museum, opened in 1683. Among [...]

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