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Pitt Rivers Museum

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Address: Pitt Rivers Museum South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PP, England
Phone Number: +44 1865 270927
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The Pitt Rivers Museum is one of Oxford’s most popular attractions, famous...

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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Pitt Rivers Museum

well worth a visit bit of a walk from train station really informative loads to see i did not know some of the animals in there was so big till you stand by them nice cafe for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

well worth a visit bit of a walk from train station really informative loads to see i did not know some of the animals in there was so big till you stand by them nice cafe for refreshments

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A real must when in Oxford with lifts for mobility challenged people. I love the children's mouse trail to help them enjoy the experience

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Loads of stuff packed into a little room. Really interesting and fascinating things, but it is more of a collection and is a little overwhelming with no clear demarcation of areas or simple explanations. However I did really enjoy wandering round this museum.

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Jhubei
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

As a local to Oxford I will always take my visitor friends here. If your at all interested in anthropology, history or quirky and creepy stuff, you should reserve a day just for visiting pit rivers. The best thing is, if you do finally get bored, just go back into the museum of natural history which is also very good!... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One can spend hours in this museum. The displays are pleasingly old-fashioned, each case and section containing a wealth of anthropological exhibits, some a bit ghoulish - to the delight of our grandchildren.

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went in here as it is 'attached' to the natural history museum. Some of the exhibits are a bit spooky in the low light. I am sure everything on display is very valuable and of significance, but we didn't spend too long in here.

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Leicester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth the walk so much to see, really informative staff, it was recommended to us - so glad it was & it's free!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in as I had a spare couple of hours but doubt I saw 10% of what's on show. Excellent museum which really does need some serious exploring

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By mistake I have just given two helpful votes to two 'terrible' reviews so felt that I had to compensate! These people must have been idiots! I have been coming here for over 35 years and it is the most fantastic museum you are likely to some across. It's what a real museum should be, no gimmicks - just loads... More 

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit. Beautiful display of a wonderful collection. My 5 year old found the jewellery and other household objects fascinating. Beautiful building.

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