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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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“shrunken heads” (513 reviews)
“totem poles” (42 reviews)
“indiana jones” (37 reviews)
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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"
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"indiana jones"
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"treasure trove"
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"different cultures"
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"glass cases"
in 42 reviews
"amazing collection"
in 72 reviews
"hand written"
in 37 reviews
"natural history"
in 88 reviews
"three floors"
in 44 reviews
"musical instruments"
in 72 reviews
"all ages"
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"on display"
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"interesting items"
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"could spend hours"
in 37 reviews
"fascinating place"
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"free entry"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There are so many fascinating things in here, I spent hours peering into cabinets seeing the different items. I love the fact its grouped by function so you can see how different cultures tackled the same thing. There are lots of very personal artifacts which...More

Thank Neira_Blue
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This collection which was originally started by early plant collectors, has thousands of examples of every day objects and craft from all over the world. I remember the jewellery section , children's toys, cooking vessels, but its hard to choose favourite. Too much to take...More

Thank princessmay62
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I didn’t spend as much time here as I would have liked due to boisterous school group. Having said that, youth will absolutely love this place. Most gravitated to the shrunken head collection (Knight bus scene from Harry Potter-Prisoner of Azcaban.) Really too much to...More

Thank Nancy-Marie-Rivard
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Didn't spend much time here but everything from the architecture to the displays were unique and fun. Front is great for kids-back rooms are really cool for adults!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Probably the most must-see-museum in the world. A visual and historical treat, with an extraordinary collection

Thank Asheri
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Pitt Rivers museum is definitely a must if youre visiting Oxford. Its quite close to the town centre and so close to restaurants and shops and cafes. The museum itself has a defined atmosphere- its spooky but modern at the same time. Their collection...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A superb range of artifacts collected from around the globe in times long since past. The collection serves to remind the visitor of some of the cultures being lost. And of course....... all visitors go looking for the shrunken heads!

Thank Terry G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice museum with wonderfull fossiles! It was free so this was really worth it. I recomend it if you go to Oxford!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I must say it annoys me when other reviewers say it`s free to get in, yes it is but throw in £5 for all of you at least as this will help to the upkeep as even £5 is nothing for what you will see....More

Thank MelvinNewportGwent
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This really is a must for all the family so interesting for all ages, one problem parking. Don’t be put off tough find one of the large very expensive car parks and walk. It’s free to get in and has some fantastic exhibits.

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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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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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