What is it? Oxford’s world-famous museum of art and archaeology.
Why go? The Ashmolean Museum is your go-to place for seeing big-name art exhibitions that change throughout the year. It’s also worth a visit if you’re a fan of remarkable artefacts from cultures across the globe. Like a smaller version of the British Museum, the Ashmolean is stuffed to the rafters with everything from King Alfred’s jewellery to a small camel used to ward off evil. Free entry.
Don’t miss: It’s not all dusty treasures, head for the third-floor modern art gallery to see works by Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Barbara Hepworth and Pablo Picasso.