University galleries

Drawing of Ashmolean facade
  • Facade of Ashmolean Museum.
    Drawing: A. L. Arschavir R.I.B.A
    Copyright © 1998 Ashmolean Museum

In 1845 the present museum opened on Beaumont Street, providing an opportunity to bring these casts together. Initially known as the University Galleries it was later given the name of Ashmolean Museum.