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Pitt Rivers Museum

Pitt Rivers Museum South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PP, England
+44 1865 270927
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The Pitt Rivers Museum is one of Oxford’s most popular attractions, famous for its period atmosphere and outstanding collections from many cultures around the world, past and present.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Pitt Rivers Museum South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PP, England
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+44 1865 270927
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"shrunken heads"
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"totem poles"
in 42 reviews
"indiana jones"
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"treasure trove"
in 82 reviews
"different cultures"
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"glass cases"
in 42 reviews
"amazing collection"
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"hand written"
in 37 reviews
"natural history"
in 88 reviews
"three floors"
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"musical instruments"
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"all ages"
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"on display"
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"interesting items"
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"could spend hours"
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"fascinating place"
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Reviewed yesterday

Maybe the cramped layout is supposed to be part of the charm but I couldn't really appreciate this museum. Just tons of things behind glass. Nothing interactive or captivating. Many signs to small to read. Sorry, I can't recommend it.

Thank Edward S
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited the Pitt Rivers museum after reading several good reports and were not disappointed. The layout is old fashioned but that is not a complaint but part of its charm. We spent about three hours there and didn't see everything.

Thank Brownie1949
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Pitt Rivers is an absolute treasure trove of unbelievable artefacts from all over the world. It is a must see if you are in Oxford. I could have spent all day in there it was amazing. I recommend the free tour as they give...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Didn’t really have enough time to see the whole place... would definitely have to come back with a min 2/3 hours to do it justice. The exhibits are amazing and all grouped in well thought out mini areas. The whole room dedicated to primitive masks...More

Thank ijudd
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Definitely worth a couple of hours. This is a museum from about a hundred years ago with handwritten explanations or oddly typed descriptions of what you are seeing. Jam packed with stuff. Docent was roaming and engaging patrons. You have to experience it to believe...More

Thank mbpman
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lots and lots of things to see, could have spent all day there. The children were more interested in the Natural History part, especially the dinosaurs and the "touch and feel" display.

Thank Sandrine P
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I have never seen such an interesting collection of awesome things, it was amazing. The guide was so knowledgeable and interesting and took us on a really interesting tour. There is so much to see that we can't wait to go back and explore more...More

Thank SunnyladySurrey
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great collection of things collected from around the world, the highlight for me was the shrunken heads! They are creepy but fascinating. It's definitely what you would expect of a museum that is part of The Natural History museum. Good for kids too as there...More

Thank MrsJH776
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is possibly the most amazing place in Oxford. It’s a truly eclectic collection of awesome stuff. The Pitt Rivers has everything I could wish for in a museum. Natural history, weaponry, body art, shrunken heads, costumes, a witch in a bottle. Yes, I do...More

Thank Penndrag0n
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Reviewed 1 week ago

i recommend it here it's amazing you can see so many things that you have never seen before it was amazing

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Natasha D
14 June 2017|
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Response from ClareofTralee | Reviewed this property |
At least 2 hours could be there all day
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lyndseyhaskins
2 February 2016|
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Response from tripleplay97 | Reviewed this property |
The absolute closest is Museum and Keble Roads, which are on-street parking and max 2 hours for something like £4. However, there are rarely spaces during the day. St. Giles is about two minutes further away and has more... More
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Connor B
22 February 2015|
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Response from Pat M |
Admission is free and the opening hours are as follows: 10.00 - 16.30 Tuesday to Sunday (and bank holiday Mondays) 12.00 - 16.30 Monday Source: official website
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