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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"
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"indiana jones"
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"treasure trove"
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"different cultures"
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"amazing collection"
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"hand written"
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"natural history"
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"three floors"
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"musical instruments"
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"on display"
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"all ages"
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"could spend hours"
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"interesting items"
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"fascinating place"
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"free entry"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you wish to dip your toe into history then I suggest you visit Pitt Rivers Museum. From blow darts, swords, sculptors with great descriptions attached to all of the exhibits. A good day out to be had for any age. If blow darts are...More

Thank Derek3352
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This museum is a 'must'. It is free, although worth every penny of a donation you might wish to give. We only actually saw the Natural History Museum (& will be returning to see the Pitt Rivers area) there are so many interesting artifacts that...More

Thank Ruth M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I’m the type into natural history museums and archaeology things. This museum is amazing! The display of the collection is art itself!

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is one of the most amazing collections in the world. Before going make sure you read about Pitt River , the history of modern anthropology and British brutal imperialism

Thank DrGalia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We came here in conjunction with the natural history museum visit after the super reviews. My 4 year old was overwhelmed by the exhibits ( a lot of which were quite scary). There was no attempt at making them appeal to young children. It is...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I love this museum. First went about 25 years ago and have been coming off and on ever since. I was a bit apprehensive when it closed for refurbishment a few years ago that the quirkiness of the place would be destroyed but they have...More

Thank Tina B
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Keep a couple of hours aside to pop in here. It’s like a mini version of the natural history museum in London. Filled to the rafters with Dinosaurs, shrunken heads and anything else you can think of! Absolutely awesome!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Pitt Rivers is my favorite place in Oxford, followed closely by the adjoining Museum of Natural History. The Pitt Rivers holds a collection of the stuff humans have made over 25,000 years, from ancient Egyptian statues to Maori tattoos to aboriginal song lines to...More

Thank Stephen A
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great place to go for kids I remember going here as a child and taking my own. It’s great for all ages.

Thank Anna G
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This museum is attached to the natural history museum and is well worth popping into as well It is packed full of really interesting displays and is great for young and old alike

Thank Guy M
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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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