Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

The first port of call after arriving in Oxford on Wednesday was the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology.

Opening in 1683, it was Britain’s first public museum and named after its founder Elias Ashmole (1617–1692), who gave the University of Oxford his collection of world artefacts in 1677.

The museum covers five floors and contains thousands of objects from all eras of human evolution.