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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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Today
10:00 - 16:30
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Mon 12:00 - 16:30
Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:30
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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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World class museum !!

Absolutely tiny but jam packed with fascinating artefacts, ranging from tribal head dresses and masks, to guns and weapons, musical instruments, and bead work! A brilliant find... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Basildon, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was a strange place as the lighting was subdued and the exhibits appeared to be too many. Although set over three floors it still appeared at times that the exhibits were quite random and the cabinets on the lower floor very close together. Would have spent longer here if had had sufficient lighting to be able to clearly read... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Absolutely tiny but jam packed with fascinating artefacts, ranging from tribal head dresses and masks, to guns and weapons, musical instruments, and bead work! A brilliant find and it's free!

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Thank Carly K
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35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Been here a few times before and always find something new. Some great exhibitions and very helpful staff

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Thank Paul C
Newport
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is too much here to see in one visit but well worth popping in even if you only have an hour. Will definitely go back

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Padua, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum is packed with exotic and strange artifacts from the farthest corners of space and time. There is no way for any single person to take it all in in one sitting, and this adds to the magic of it. Do not miss it!

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Thank Isaolol
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is not large but is packed with artefacts. I went late on a Sunday afternoon so crowds were little. I was able to walk about around with ease and did not feel claustrophobic. The one thing that was busy was the live wood carving display. Looked really good. I do not think children will find this museum interesting.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An amazing museum absolutley packed with interesting, quirky and somewhat obscure items! Lots of ethnic, tribal exhibits and fascinating for all ages. A real 'must see'.

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Thank Alison F
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum is quite unique in my experience. Tucked behind the Natural History Museum it is an insight into the Victorian mind as exhibits are displayed by type not in an academic way. It is about the most eclectic mix of collections you will find. Where else can you see a cabinet of shrunken heads or models of Buddha from... More 

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Banbury
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spread over a ground floor and two balconies with a host of exhibits. Great activity sheets for the children to do. Will definitely be back

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very intresting but sometimes could not read the labels on the exhibits. The shrunken heads were very cool and never seen anything like it.

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