A landmark stringed instrument exhibition opens today at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, UK. Stradivarius brings together 21 instruments by the Cremonese master, together with a display of his original tools, models and patterns. We went along to a sneak preview yesterday, and here are some photos to whet your appetite. The exhibition runs until 11 August 2013.

Read more about the Ashmolean exhibition here, and see more pictures of the instruments on display in the digital edition of the June issue, available to download at http://thestrad.com/apps