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Pitt Rivers Museum

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

We struggled to find much of interest in this museum. We found the Egyptian mummy section quite fascinating but there wasn't much else that really gripped us. It almost felt like we was in some sort of junk antique shop or a hoarders house lol....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Krivvenz
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I would have given the venue more but I found it all very dimly lit. It’s a fascinating blend of real and unreal exhibits. Curios from across the world. Fun and educational. Great for all ages.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank charlotte056
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow!! Fantastic museum, so much to see. Thoroughly enjoyed, great for children, lots of families there.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank b0r0ugh
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went with my friend and her children we ranged in age from 8 to 18 and everyone had fun and found some weird stuff to like and look at. Staff were nice too and you can touch stuff

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank becstarz
Reviewed 4 days ago

The museum is accessed through the Natural History Museum and focuses on Ethnology, Anthropology etc. It is a truly eclectic mix of items and whilst not really suitable for young children it is absolutely fascinating.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank AnthonyandAna
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Love this place, my Son first introduced us to it. So many beyond the ordinary exhibits with interesting descriptions of what you are looking at. Not too big either you can do it justice in one visit but you will want to go back as...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank simon g
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A relatively small space, especially compared to the main Natural History Museum, but there is an awful lot packed in. Items are arranged by type rather than by age or source, which I found quite interesting. The dark room can get a bit oppressive, but...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Q5132SRjonathanw
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely fascinating. Prepare to spend a few hours there. Lots of absolutely unique exhibits, such as the shrunken heads from South America. Will definitely visit again

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nevertheless70
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is so much to see you have to return again and again as we did it is almost two museums in one so take your time and return to finish

Date of experience: March 2019
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is by far the best museam in oxford for a group with mixed interests. The exhibits are so varied you are bound to find somthing to intrigue you. I've lived in oxford for 20 years and never get bored of coming here.

Date of experience: March 2019
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14 June 2017|
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Response from ClareofTralee | Reviewed this property |
At least 2 hours could be there all day
1 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
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22 February 2015|
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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