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Pitt Rivers Museum

Pitt Rivers Museum South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PP, England
+44 1865 270927
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Pitt Rivers Museum South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PP, England
+44 1865 270927
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I come to the Pitt Rivers often, and always discover something new. Hidden away at the back of the Natural History museum it can be easy to miss, but take the time to explore it properly. The displays are crowded, almost chaotic, but that has...More

Thank Olga K
Reviewed yesterday

Boy you just don't know where to look first. This free museum is chock full of alsorts of interesting artefacts from around the world.

Thank me-gustan-vacaciones
Reviewed yesterday

My son told me of this place; it took a little finding and a lot of walking but was well worth the visit. How many places can you spend a couple of hours taking in history at no cost? Your first entrance is I believe...More

Thank Bugsy098472
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Eclectic collection from round the world - something for everyone! Arranged by collections. Good coffee shop and museum shop

Thank Faith G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There is so much to see. From so many countries and cultures. It's fascinating but not something that can be taken in quickly. Great wet day activity and helped by being in the natural history museum and only costing the price of a donation.

Thank StudentBum
Reviewed 5 days ago

one of the best niche museums in the uk, I have visited this place many times from 1977 to date. never fails to amaze me, lots of very quirky things to see from a mummy to a tribal drum set!!

Thank jippy1959
Reviewed 6 days ago

A wonderful eclectic mix of artifacts which is a must see when in Oxford. Wondering around the ground floor displays is great fun and highly informative. A wonderfully tradition museum.

Thank WelshKnights77
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pitt Rivers created his own cataloguing system, and here is his collection according to that system, and what an amazing and eclectic collection it is. At first it looks totally random, but wander around a bit and it falls into place. Everything from Samurai armour...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 1 week ago

With the Natural History Museum at the front and Pitt Rivers at the back, this makes an ideal visit with children and adults alike. The children can enjoy the animals and dinosaurs and there is plenty to interest adults in the Pitt Rivers. The shrunken...More

Thank Emily G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located at the back of the Natural History Museum, still free entry and full of really quirky stuff - the kids dragged me in there to see the "shrunken heads" from Harry Potter but honestly, it's chock full of the unexpected. Gift shop was great...More

Thank allthingsblue2016
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Where is the closest place to park to visit the museum? As I will be in on crutches or in a wheelchair at the time of visiting. (I do not have a blue badge)
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
Is it free if not how much is entry fee and what time does it stay open on Sundays?
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
Janet B
How far from main centre of oxford and are there parks near
24 January 2015|
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Response from Feeny | Reviewed this property |
About ten minute walk from central Oxford no parks nearby that I noticed