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The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology is a museum of the University of Oxford. Founded in 1683, it is one of the oldest public museums in the world. The Cast Gallery is part of the Ashmolean Museum and holds one of the largest and best-preserved collections of casts in the UK. It also contains over 100,000 impressions and electrotypes of gems and cameos from various European collections, some of which are on public display and the rest can be seen by appointment. Visitors will find under one roof all the major pieces of Greek and Roman sculpture such as the Parthenon frieze, the Apollo from Olympia, the Nike of Samothrace and the Prima Porta Augustus. Many casts were taken in the 19th century and are now in better condition than the originals, which have weathered or have been lost over time. Open Tues-Saturday, some Bank Holidays; please contact the Museum to be sure it is open before visiting. Telephone: +44-(0)1865-278079 Fax:

Location: Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH

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