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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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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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What a place people live in Oxford and don't even come here it's amazing and so much to learn we we lucky to live here

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a place people live in Oxford and don't even come here it's amazing and so much to learn we we lucky to live here

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Thank Melissa Q
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I think this is an amazing museum. Had a problem with 3 children with me who had trouble with getting the contextualised appreciation of these amazing collection of man-made objects. This museum crosses history, and covers culture, across geographical regions and life events. From birth/ rite of adulthood, death, magic/ charms, musical instruments to weapons and toys. This museum deserve... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a collection, a lot of it unidentified. Too much to take in as the whole place is stuffed with artefacts. Never too happy with stuffed birds and animals. All seemed somehow disorganised but nevertheless FREE.

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Uppsala, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After visiting the Natural History Museum I strolled in to Pitt Rivers museum, and it wasn't quite as good as the Natural History museum in my opinion. There are a lot of objects in a very small area, which I don't mind to be honest but it gave a crowded impression and a couple of more signs explaining what i... More 

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

well worth a visit bit of a walk from train station really informative loads to see i did not know some of the animals in there was so big till you stand by them nice cafe for refreshments

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A real must when in Oxford with lifts for mobility challenged people. I love the children's mouse trail to help them enjoy the experience

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loads of stuff packed into a little room. Really interesting and fascinating things, but it is more of a collection and is a little overwhelming with no clear demarcation of areas or simple explanations. However I did really enjoy wandering round this museum.

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Jhubei
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a local to Oxford I will always take my visitor friends here. If your at all interested in anthropology, history or quirky and creepy stuff, you should reserve a day just for visiting pit rivers. The best thing is, if you do finally get bored, just go back into the museum of natural history which is also very good!... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One can spend hours in this museum. The displays are pleasingly old-fashioned, each case and section containing a wealth of anthropological exhibits, some a bit ghoulish - to the delight of our grandchildren.

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went in here as it is 'attached' to the natural history museum. Some of the exhibits are a bit spooky in the low light. I am sure everything on display is very valuable and of significance, but we didn't spend too long in here.

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