By Jolanta Ryba

Here are a few suggestions about what to see and do in Oxford.


1.    Ashmolean Museum

What it is One of the oldest public museums in the world. Founded in 1683
Opens 10am–5pm

Tues–Sun & Bank Holiday Mon

Admission Free, donations welcome
Comments A great day out. You can see in reality the archaeological and historical objects, which have been in your school books. Ashmolean has the exhibits from all eras of civilisation. Educational benefits are awesome; your family members or journey company members will be grateful for an excellent experience.
Awards Certificate of Excellence 2013
Telephone +44 (0)1865 278000
oxford, uk - july 9, 2014: tourists visit the ashmolean museum of art and archaeology in oxford, oxfordshire, england.
Tourists visit the Ashmolean Museum


2.     Museum of Natural History

What it is Founded in 1860 as the centre for scientific study at the University of Oxford, the Museum of Natural History now holds the University’s internationally significant collections of geological and zoological specimens. Housed in a stunning example of neo-Gothic architecture, the Museum’s growing collections underpin a broad programme of natural environment research, teaching and public engagement. Among its most famous features are the Oxfordshire dinosaurs, the Dodo, and the swifts in the tower. From May to August this page offers a webcam link to swifts nesting in the Museum tower.
Opens Opening hours: 10am – 5pm every day
Admission Free, donations welcome
Comments Historical Museum of Darwin’s theory.   Big dinosaur’s skeletons are making a great unforgettable impression. All nature – plants and animals, as well as human are put in systematic order with careful consideration. Bees’ colognes, tarantula live examples and DNA model are very interesting.
Address South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PP
Telephone  + 44 1865 272 950


3.     Pitt Rivers Museum


What it is Exceptional museum created by the traveller Pitt Rivers
Opens •             10.00 – 16.30 Tuesday to Sunday (and bank holiday Mondays)

•             12.00 – 16.30 Monday

Admission Free, donations welcome
Comments Pitt Rivers collected miniaturised human skulls from cannibals in Africa; he has been in Arctic and in all the Earth continents.
Address Oxford OX1 3PP, South Parks Road


Telephone General Enquiries please telephone 01865 270927


4.     Oxford Castle Unlocked


What it is Oxford Castle, which has been a king castle, a prison, closed inly in 1966. Now it is a museum and hotel for extravagant visitors.
Opens We are open daily from 10am. The last tour starts at 4.20pm.

We will be closed 24th – 26th December inclusive.

Admissions From £7.50 to £10.75
Comments Good viewpoint from the castle area

to see the city centre panorama and Oxford spires of many of Oxford University  colleges.

Address 44-46, Oxford Castle, Oxford OX1 1AY
Telephone Tel: 01865 260666


5.     Christ Church


What it is The main Church of England, King Henry VIII residence during the Anglican faith bloody beginnings. Christ Church, colloquially known as “the House,” is a unique joint foundation of a college of the University of Oxford and the Cathedral of the Diocese of Oxford.  It has a world-famous Cathedral Choir and a Picture Gallery containing an important collection of Old Master paintings that is open to the public.  There is also a small Cathedral School.

Mondays to Saturdays – 10.00 – 17.00

Sundays – 14.00 – 17.00

Last entry: 16.15

Admissions  £4 to £9
Comments The College is one of the largest in the Oxford University, with approximately 110 Senior Members (tutors and college lecturers), 430 undergraduate students, and 220 graduate students.  Many distinguished people have studied here.

Beautiful Christ Church cathedral with well renovated antique interior is definitely worth to see and to feel the atmosphere of turbulent historical and religious transitions. The meadow view with the cows did not change during the times up to now.

Address St. Aldates, Oxford, OX1 1DP
Telephone 01865 276492


6.     Hertford College with the Bridge of Sighs


What it is One of the prestigious colleges with Venetia – like Bridge of Sighs.
Opens  Contact the Lodge
Admissions  Free
Comments One of 3 must – see objects to see and do the photograph, proving your presence in Oxford. Otherwise nobody can believe that you have been in Oxford.
Address Catte St, Oxford OX1 3BW
Telephone 01865 279400 Hertford College lodge


7.     Radcliffe Camera, Bodleian Library & Weston Library


What it is Radcliffe Camera has been an old library; Bodleian Library is the most famous English library. Weston Library is the newest Bodleian Library building.
Opens Visiting the Libraries (tours and exhibitions)

For bookings and further information on visiting please contact the Venue Services Team between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Admissions Prices from £1 – £14
Comments All tree objects are placed in neighbourhood. You should especially pay attention to historical richly decorated vault of old building of Bodleian Library.
Address Bodleian & Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG.

Radcliffe Camera, Radcliffe Square, Oxford.


Telephone +44 (0)1865 287400
For further information about what to see in Oxford and the surrounding area.



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