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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 good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:30
Pitt Rivers Museum South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PP, England
+44 1865 270927
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Thought there was loads around to visit, only bad thing was did not realize it was at the back of the museum, so a little more signs needed I think.

Thank ChrisColumbusJnr
Reviewed 2 days ago

Another great free (£5 recommended donation, worth it) museum in the centre of Oxford. Essentially a collection of natural history items from around the world. The dimly lit hall to the rear of the main hall is a must see and resembles something from an...More

Thank AjL427
Reviewed 2 days ago

I convinced the group of 6 that I visited Oxford with that the Pitt Rivers museum would be worth a visit and everyone was very impressed indeed. To access the museum we had to walk through the Natural History Museum which was great and had...More

Thank Oneiro22
Reviewed 4 days ago

Some guy with more money than tastes or brains, traveled and got a bunch of stuff. He left a stack of money, and they created a very large closet to hold all the junk in one place. It is organized into large cabinets by object...More

Thank PhilViking
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is my fourth year bringing college students to Oxford and as I do each year, I took the students to Pitt River this afternoon. I showed them in and told them to go explore. It was at this point we were stopped and told...More

2  Thank Nosugref008
Reviewed 4 days ago

Such an eclectic mix of objects on display and always something to see that you didn't spot last time. A place not to be missed if you've never been there before!

Thank 967Blossom967
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

An excellent destination for anyone interested in culrure, ethnography and traditions. The museum contains collections of objects from all parts of the world from Evenkas' underpants to British 19th century model ships, and from the ancient fire-making implements to firearms. My husband particularly enjoyed looking...More

Thank oksanak3147
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A lot of interesting history in just one place. Loads of history and antropolgy pieces gathered in a pleseant location.

Thank Cosmin T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful museum that you can get to via the Hop-on Hop-off bus. Part of the universary and take the opportunity to go there. The staff is wonderful.

Thank fuz13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great museum, the kids can do a type of treasure hunt on the way round which made it more fun. We had a lovely visit here

Thank marie S
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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|
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