The Ashmolean is Britain’s first public museum and the oldest university museum in the world. Since opening its doors in 1683, it has been a place of discovery and learning. An Ashmolean membership gives you the opportunity to delve deeper into a collection from across the globe that spans over half a million years, whilst helping them to continue sharing their treasures and expertise with generations to come, and keep the museum free to enter.

The Ashmolean stages a programme of free and paid exhibitions throughout the year, and an Ashmolean membership allows you unlimited free access without the need to book or queue.

The Ashmolean Museum’s unusual spaces, iconic galleries and world-class collection also provide a memorable and impressive backdrop for weddings and alumni are offered exclusive extras to their wedding experience.

Digital content

25% of the Ashmolean’s collections have been digitised and put online for you to browse. Or watch videos of the Ashmolean’s curators as they discuss some of their latest research.

Offers for alumni

20% discount off the first year of your Ashmolean Membership. Ashmolean Members enjoy unlimited free entry to the exhibitions, discounts in the shops, café and restaurant, exclusive Members’ events, and much more. Find out more about becoming an Ashmolean Member on this page of the Ashmolean website.

Concessionary rates on paid exhibition tickets: please bring your My Oxford Card as proof of eligibility on the day of your visit.

How to claim

Please show your My Oxford Card at the point of purchase in the Ashmolean shops and on the day of visiting. The offer can also be claimed online using the discount code ASH20ALUMNI. If purchased online they will get in touch to confirm your Oxford Number.

To book your wedding at the Ashmolean, please contact or call +44 (0)1865 610406

Go to the Ashmolean Museum’s website