About the Collection
Introduction to the Collection
The Museum was established by the University's first professor of Classics, Professor P.N. Ure, and his wife, Dr A.D. Ure, who until her death in 1976 acted as curator. Their aim was to build up a collection of that would be representative of the different areas of manufacture of Greek pottery, as well as a glimpse into the world of the ancient Greeks, both in daily life and as tomb offerings. The Museum also contains a number of Egyptian antiquities, mainly from Thebes, Memphis, Meydum and Abydos, including material excavated by Flinders Petrie and Garstang.
The Gallery gives an overview of the collection, as it is displayed in the museum and the themes into which they're organised.
Access to the Collections
The Museum is open to the public on weekdays from 9 am to 4.30 pm but is also used as part of the teaching programme at the University, so please contact us before you visit to confirm that the Museum will be open. Research access can also be arranged through the curator. See contact details for further information.
The Collection on the Internet
We are working to make information about the entire collection at the Ure available on the Web. Our collections database contains details and images of a most of the artefacts in the collection. You can access the database directly from here.
The Tour of the Collections is a look at different objects in the collection organised into the themes into which they're divided in the Museum.
The Ure Museum runs a photograph service, providing pictures for education projects, publications and research purposes.