Oxford boasts world-class museums many run by the University, where you’ll be spoilt for choice. Soak up Oxford’s historical culture at the Ashmolean or step back in time at the Pitt Rivers Museum. Oxford Museums are generally free admission, although small donation would benefit the running of these essential institutions.
See also art galleries and exhibitions.
Pitt Rivers Museum
The Pitt Rivers Museum holds one of the world’s finest collections of anthropology and archaeology, with objects revealing humankind’s extraordinary problem-solving and craft skills from every continent and throughout human history.
The Bate Collection of Musical Instruments
The Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, in the Faculty of Music at Oxford University, houses over 2000 instruments from the Western orchestral music traditions from the Renaissance, through the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and up to modern times.