The University has four museums, including Britain's first museum, the Ashmolean, which opened its doors at the end of the 17th century as a 'cabinet of curiosities' gifted to the university by Elias Ashmole (1617-1692). You can plan your visits to the University's Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM) using the year planner on the mindgrowing website, or take video tours of the Ashmolean, the Pitt Rivers Museum, the Museum of Natural History or the Museum of the History of Science, and find information on the Bate Collection of Musical Instruments.

Other non-university museums in Oxford include:

The following museums are located near Oxford: