Things to Do in The Oxford Area

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The Ashmolean opened in 1683 as the world’s first public museum. It originated with a core group of natural history specimens that belonged to... Read More

The tight space here brims with 2,000 woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments, including a Swiss alpenhorn, one of the world's largest instruments. Read More

Come to the town of Oxfordshire for cool Britannia at a cut price—up to 70 percent off. Expect leather goods from Smythson (its creative director... Read More

Christ Church Picture Gallery nearby is a jewel box of Old Master paintings and drawings. The paintings are impressive, but it's the drawings—by... Read More

At Isis Ceramics, outside Oxford, owner Deborah Sears, a collector of 17th-century English delftware, has resuscitated the art of hand-painted tin-glaze... Read More

The Pitt Rivers Museum, one of the world's top ethnographic collections, comprises a dizzying array of objects—vitrines stuffed with shrunken... Read More

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