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Ashmolean Now: Pio Abad To those sitting in darkness

10th February - 8th September

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

Carfax Tower
The Carfax Tower is all that remains of the 12th century St. Martin’s Church. The Church was the official city church of Oxford from 1122.
Westgate
Westgate is home to prestigious global brands, eclectic restaurants and cafes, leisure and sophisticated rooftop bars and dining.
Open-top bus tour and walking tour of Oxford
Our partners at City Sightseeing Oxford run a superb bus tour that covers all of Oxford's major attractions throughout the year.
Blenheim Palace
Set in stunning grounds, Blenheim Palace is home to the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough, and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.
Oxford Castle & Prison
A fun family destination located close to Oxford City Centre. Your kids will have a great time on a guided tour of the castle.
Ashmolean Museum
Ashmolean Museum is the world's first university museum. Their world-famous collections range from Egyptian mummies to contemporary art.
The Radcliffe Camera
This beautiful circular library is situated in the picturesque Radcliffe Square in Oxford.
The Covered Market
With around 55 independent retailers, Oxford's historic Covered Market has something for everyone.
Turrill Sculpture Garden
Turrill Sculpture Garden holds six exhibitions each year that are designed to be varied.
City Mazes Oxford
Take part in this unique game requiring you to solve puzzles and overcome challenges in order to escape and complete the mission.
History of Science Museum
The History of Science Museum houses a fantastic collection of early scientific instruments from Europe and the Islamic World.
Hinksey Outdoor Pool
Hinksey Heated Outdoor Pool is open during the warmer months of the year.
Leys Pools and Leisure Centre
With 3 pools available, Leys Pools and Leisure Centre is the perfect place to swim with the whole family.
Ferry Leisure Centre
Make a splash in one of the two swimming pools at Ferry Leisure Centre in Oxford.
Barton Leisure Centre
Jump in for a broad range of programmes in the pool at Barton Leisure Centre.
Oxford University Museum of Natural History
The Museum of Natural History holds Oxford University’s internationally significant collections of geological and zoological specimens.
Pitt Rivers Museum
The Pitt Rivers Museum is also known as the University of Oxford’s museum of anthropology and world archaeology.
New Theatre Oxford
The New Theatre Oxford is the main commercial theatre in Oxford and has a capacity of 1,785 people.
Oxford Playhouse
The Oxford Playhouse, located in the City Centre, offers a wide range of shows from international drama to contemporary dance and music.
Pegasus Theatre
This performing arts centre for young people offers workshops and a programme of drama, dance and comedy.
Burton Taylor Studio
Watch a student production in this intimate venue located around the corner from Oxford Playhouse.
Curzon Cinema Oxford
This cinema has five screens showing everything from Hollywood blockbusters to independent and international films.
ODEON Cinemas - George St
See the latest films, in IMAX, 3D, 2D film releases at ODEON.
ODEON Cinemas - Magdalen St
See the latest films, in IMAX, 3D, 2D film releases at ODEON.
Phoenix Picturehouse
A century-old two-screen cinema with an upstairs bar set in a historic venue.
Vue Cinema
Watch the latest blockbusters in this nine-screen cinema.
The Story Museum
The Story Museum celebrates stories in all forms and explores their enduring power to teach and delight.
Nuffield Place
Nuffield Place reveals the surprisingly down-to-earth lives of Lord Nuffield, founder of the Morris Motor Company, and his wife.
River and Rowing Museum
Visit one of the UK’s leading independent museums to see interesting displays about the river, the town of Henley and the sport of rowing.
The Oracle Shopping Centre
‘Shop ‘til you drop’ at the Oracle shopping centre, with over 80 stylish shops to choose from!
Cholsey & Wallingford Railway
Take a ride in a 1950s carriage pulled by a Heritage diesel locomotive through beautiful South Oxfordshire countryside on this trainline.
Vale & Downland Museum
At the Vale & Downland, you’ll discover so much more than a museum! From fossils to a Formula One racing car, there's something for all!
Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary
A registered charity dedicated to caring for abused and ill-treated donkeys.
Didcot Railway Centre
A haven for train enthusiasts and kids (both big and small), featuring a unique collection of Great Western Railway engines.
Wallingford Museum
Learn about the history of Wallingford in this colourful, delightfully intimate and family-friendly local history museum.
Harcourt Arboretum
This magnificent tree collection includes some of the oldest redwoods in Britain.
Walking in Henley
From short guided historic tours and nature trails, to riverside walks and long country rambles, why not catch the X38 service into Henley?
Abingdon County Hall Museum
The Abingdon County Museum tells the story of one of England’s oldest towns, where you can see one of the last MGB Roadsters made.
Aston Martin Heritage Trust
The Aston Martin Heritage Trust holds a fascinating and growing collection of cars and artefacts.
Wallingford Castle Gardens
Scenic, charming and medieval! Once the site of one of the strongest and most important castles in England.
Warburg Nature Reserve
Warburg Nature Reserve is an ideal location for a walk with family or friends.
Stonor Park
Stonor Park is the family home of Lord and Lady Camoys and has been the Stonor family residence for over 800 years.
Reading Museum
The museum is located inside the beautiful Victorian Town Hall in the centre of Reading.
Museum of English Rural Life
Educational for all ages! The Museum of English Rural Life is a great place to visit.
Cornerstone Arts Centre
This purpose-built arts, culture and entertainment centre has something for everyone.
Dorchester Abbey
One of the finest monastic buildings in Oxfordshire, with a history dating back to 635 AD.
Christ Church Meadow
Located within Oxford City Centre, Christ Church Meadow offers beautiful views of the meadow and rivers.
University Parks
These beautiful grounds offer an escape from the liveliness of the City Centre while being conveniently located right at its heart. 
Iffley Meadows
Beautiful nature reserve a stone's throw away from central Oxford.
Museum of Oxford
The Museum of Oxford is dedicated to telling the story of Oxford, its people, and its communities.
Creation Theatre Company, Oxford
Creation Theatre is known for putting on quirky, entertaining performances in a range of locations across Oxford.
Walking Tours
Our partners at City Sightseeing Oxford offer a fantastic range of official guided walking tours through Oxford City Centre.
The Oxford Ghost Tour
The Oxford Ghost Tour is a unique interactive experience brought to you live by a professional actor in an authentic cavalier outfit.
Gravitee Golf
Get into your space suit and blast off into an out of this world golfing experience!
Didcot Wave Leisure Centre
Didcot Wave Leisure Centre has all you need for a fun, active lifestyle!
Hollywood Bowl Oxford
With an amusement area and 24 bowling lanes, Hollywood Bowl is a one-stop shop for all things fun.
Laser Kombat
Pick up your high-tech laser weapon and get ready to outsmart the opposition.
Escape Hunt Oxford
Work against the clock to find clues, solve puzzles, and complete challenges to secure your escape.
The North Wall Arts Centre
The North Wall Arts Centre brings together artists and audiences from Oxford and beyond to experience art of the highest quality.
Science Oxford
The Science Oxford Centre is the UK’s first indoor-outdoor primary science education centre with 15 acres of woodland and ponds.
Secret Spy Mission Trail
This self-guided spy adventure will see you navigate the 'city of dreaming spires' to save Christchurch Meadow from a catastrophe.
Oxford Botanic Garden
Oxford Botanic Garden is the oldest surviving botanic garden in the UK, with over 400 years of history.
Corn Exchange
The Corn Exchange is home to Wallingford's theatre and cinema.
Snug at Bishop's Court Farm
A family-friendly sustainable farm, home to over 60 alpacas as well as a host of horses, pigs, goats and sheep.
Caversham Court Gardens
A walled garden with sweeping terraced lawns leading down to the river Thames.
Millets Farm Centre
A family-owned farm centre in the heart of Oxfordshire offering an array of attractions.
Abingdon Abbey Gardens
The abbey gardens were once home to the 7th-Century Abingdon Abbey.
Abingdon Abbey Buildings
Once a monastery that was known as St Mary’s Abbey, Abingdon Abbey is over 600 years old, and set in its own private walled gardens.
George and Davis
Enjoy natural homemade ice cream and handmade bagels at George & Davis.
Wheatley Windmill
Wheatley Windmill is an 18th-century tower mill between the hamlet of Littleworth and Wheatley in Oxfordshire
Sunnyhill Vineyard
Sunnyhill Vineyard is a Organic Vineyard located in Horspath in the heart of South Oxfordshire 3.5 miles from centre of Oxford.