The university's education facilities has supported
many museums including The Ashmolean Museum of Art and
Archaeology and The Pitts River Museum.
The oldest among the lot is the Ashmolean Museum of
Art and Archaeology, in fact it is the oldest museum in
Britain, built in 1845. It is situated at the Beaumont
Street. The museum is mainly known for its wide range of
archaeological and fine art collections along with the
Collections of Elias Ashmole. The recent renovations of
the museum has led to the additions of a gift shop and
restaurant for its visitors.
Built in 1884, Pitt Rivers Museum, is a worth
mentioning place. It has an amazing way of growing its
collection, the number of items have gone to double and
the increase is mostly because of the donations of the
scholars and the missionaries. The collection is mainly
archaeological and anthropological. As with other
museums the items here are not displayed chronologically
but are shown according to how they were used
New Theatre Oxford
The New Theatre Oxford, previously known as The
Oxford Apollo, is apt for those who wish to peep in to
the culture of the place. The variety provided by the
theatre productions here is amazingly different.
Welsh National Opera
National Opera, dance, ballet and major successful
musicals such as Chicago, all under one roof. And to add
to the excitement of the contemporary music lovers, the
theatre organizes regular large scale music concerts as
the theatre has a capacity to hold 1800 people.
in the north end of Oxford are the Cutteslowe and
Sunnymead Park, they are the largest park in the city.
The Cutteslowe area is more famous for the cricket
and football pitches that can be hired for the day by
the visitors whereas, the Sunnymead area found towards
the south of the park is generally meant for the
teenagers looking forward for a skating parks or
basketball courts or a youth shelter.All in all the park
is best for those wishing to spend a day in the green
outdoors as it has amazingly diverse facilities for all
ages such as a children's play area and sports grounds.
For shopaholics, there are store opened seven days a
week and also offer late night shopping on selected
days. The best among them is the Westgate Shopping
Centre where one can find many popular retailers
including, New Look, Sportsworld, Shoe Zone, Apple Zone,
Sports Zone, Specsavers, Holland & Barrett, Carphone
Warehouse, Vision Express and many more. So, go
Cambridge and Oxford Historic Colleges
of Britain Day Trip
your own inspiration in the sense of
tradition and intellectual curiosity that
pervades this lovely City. You will visit
Christchurch College, where Harry Potter
scenes were filmed and where Albert Einstein
studied. On your walking tour of Oxford you
will see the Bodleian library and the
picture-perfect College courtyards for which
Oxford is justifiably famous.
Through scenic countryside to Cambridge,
bridging centuries of scholarly rivalry
between these two venerable institutions!
Cambridge's stately Gothic style College
buildings rise spectacularly from the
greenery along the River Cam where students
and visitors enjoy punting along the River.
You will visit the magnificent perpendicular
chapel of King's College, founded in 1441,
which is the finest and grandest example of
late medieval Gothic architecture in
England, and a fitting tribute to the great
minds that have studied here. During your
walking tour of the city filled with
beautiful buildings and historical quirks,
you'll visit the so-called "Bridge of
Sighs", named after its look-a-like in
Venice and several other Colleges that make
up the University, each with their own
stories to tell.
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