Stringed Instruments Book: Viols, Violins, Citterns, and Guitars in the Ashmolean Museum

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Our range of fashion accessories and keyrings include designer pieces, items with iconic reproduction prints from across the museum, as well as more functional items themed to complement our exhibitions. 
Alfred Jewel Range

Alfred Jewel Range

Shop our range of gifts related to one of the Ashmolean's most iconic pieces, the Alfred Jewel. You'll find spectacular replicas as well as souvenir pieces, including a magnificent range of jewellery that has been created exclusively for the Ashmolean Shop by The Bill Skinner Studio. 
The Alfred Jewel is a masterpiece of goldsmith's work formed around a tear-shaped slice of rock crystal. Its inscription AELFRED MEC HEHT GEWYRCAN, Alfred ordered me to be made’, connects the jewel with King Alfred the Great (r. 871–899) making it among the most significant of royal relics.


Discover the ancient past with our range of books on Antiquities.
Thunderclap: A Memoir of Art and Life & Sudden Death

Art History

Our selection of books on art celebrate both Western and Eastern Art, spanning across a variety of disciplines and eras.

Arts & Crafts

Let your children get lost in a creative world of arts & crafts. With our selection of products ranging from sketch books to watercolours, the kids are bound to be entertained for hours.

Ashmolean Exclusives

Ashmolean NOW

Ashmolean NOW

This exhibition, entitled To Those Sitting in Darkness, features new drawings and objects by London-based artist Pio Abad (b.1983).

Pio Abad has been shortlisted for the 2024 Turner Prize for his Ashmolean NOW exhibition.

Two cotton tote bags, several button badges, two fridge magnets and two clip on pens from the Ashmolean shop's Art Lover and History Buff collections.

Ashmolean Souvenirs

Bruegel to Rubens Tote Bag

Bags & Totes

From cosmetic bags to totes and shoppers, our selection of bags are perfect for any occasion, and functional too. 


Never loose your place again with our collection of bookmarks. More than just a placeholder, a variety of our bookmarks feature reproduction designs from some of the museums most iconic pieces.


Explore our selection of books; with topics spanning across the ancient past, to Western and Eastern Art. Each book has been hand-picked, or published by the Ashmolean, to complement exhibitions taking place in the museum.
Boredom Busters

Boredom Busters

There's something to keep everyone occupied with our range of activity gifts, books and puzzles for adults and children. 


From hand-enamelled pieces to moulded resin, each bracelet in our collection are considered to be wearable art. Make a statement with designer pieces and bespoke lines created exclusively for the Ashmolean. 


Add that finishing touch to your outfit with our collection of brooches and pins. With many of them inspired by pieces across the museum or crafted by leading designers, these luxury pieces are sure to make a statement.
3 books Still Life Photography, 15min drawing, Poetry and Notecards,

Bruegel to Rubens: Great Flemish Drawings

From Pieter Bruegel’s remarkable print designs and Rubens’s first sketches to heartfelt friendship albums shared between artists, this major exhibition presents drawings from many of the Flemish masters. Discover a range of wonderful gifts and books, carefully curated to accompany this exhibition.

On display at the museum 23 March – 23 June 2024.

2025 Oxford: The University & Colleges Calendar

Calendars & Diaries

Yellow background, Childrens products laid out: How to draw Book Paints Art Clubs Cards to Spark Creativity, Why is Art Full of Naked People? & Other Vital Questions About Art Book


Find gifts to inspire and excite budding artists and historians. From engaging activity kits to cuddly teddy bears, you are sure to find something to encourage their curiosity about the museum's collections.
butterfly pencil case, set of 10 double-ended fabric wash-out markers

Children's Accessories

Our collection of fashion and jewellery for Children is bound to brighten any smile and warm even the coldest of days. 

Children's Books

Discover our selection of Children's books; ranging from educational pieces which take them on a historical journey through the museum, to the more traditional fairy tales and sticker books.


The Ashmolean Museum is home to some of the finest collections of Chinese art in Europe. The collections range from jades and ceramics of the Neolithic period through to modern, often contemporary, paintings and prints. Here you can shop reproduction prints, books and other gifts relating to China as a featured collection.
Christmas Cards

Christmas Cards

The Ashmolean's range of Christmas cards proudly display a selection of paintings and images, collected from all over the world and covering centuries of artistic works.

Buy 3 packs of Ashmolean Christmas cards for £15.00. Mix and match offer available on all Ashmolean branded Christmas cards, subject to availability. The offer will automatically apply to multiples of 3.

Red Acer Tea Blouse


From designer shirts to vibrant kimonos and gowns, our collection of clothing is bound to inspire any wardrobe.  
Sylloge Of Islamic Coins In The Ashmolean Volume 6


Explore thousands of coins which span across the 7th – 16th centuries, from all parts of the Islamic Empire, North Africa and Great Syria.