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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.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Pitt Rivers Museum South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PP, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is an amazing and very interesting place to visit. There are so many different things to see from all round the world. From shrunken heads to dinosaurs

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is such a wonderful museum, definitely one of my favourties. I love the big open space with canoes and all the knuckle dusters.

Thank James A
Reviewed 4 days ago

Found ourselves at the Pitt Rivers Museum as unfortunately, the Ashmolean was closed on Mondays. My partner enjoyed it, but it really wasn't my cup of tea. If you like lots of tribal artefacts, then you'll love it. Beautiful Victorian interior but the collection is...More

Thank Eyupmiduck
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As always, we had a great visit to PRM. It is such an atmospheric building, full of fascinating objects - we have a different journey through the museum each time and always discover something new. We are so lucky to have this great resource available....More

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 6 days ago

It was my pleasure to witnessed the great artifacts of this museum and I highly recommend this place to anyone who visits Oxford city.

Thank Chathuranga B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you first enter museum, which is actual museum in another museum (natural science museum), it takes your breath away. The exhibitions are organized with great esthetics, which I have never seen before. They are very interestingly grouped into sections like weapons and toys rather...More

Thank Monika S
Reviewed 1 week ago

great place - love it! fascinating jumble of cultural and anthropological artifacts in a great building - and its free!

Thank nigel n
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've never been in a museum remotely like this one. It's as if Indiana Jones were having a moving sale, "everything must go." Arranged by common theme rather than chronology or geography. Clever. Free admission and a few tour given by staff a few times...More

1  Thank NW_Biblio
Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing collection of archaeological and ethnic objects all helpfully displayed in their cultural or geographical groups. Started by General Pitt Rivers in 1884 with about 20,000 objects to which people have added over the years, so the original collection now represents only 7% of...More

Thank NovaTravels-net
Reviewed 1 week ago

Three hours after entering this Museum, we had barely scratched the surface. You simply have never seen a place like this. It is staggering. The collection is arranged by types (weapons, vessels, heads, utensils) from all parts of the world. And the Empire was everywhere....More

1  Thank JTSeattle
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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
2 February 2016|
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
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