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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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12:00 - 16:30
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Mon 12:00 - 16:30
Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:30
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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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So much to see almost too much. Not a place the kids would want to spend as much time as perhaps adults would_ lots of labels deserve reading to get full impact of the treasures... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So much to see almost too much. Not a place the kids would want to spend as much time as perhaps adults would_ lots of labels deserve reading to get full impact of the treasures here.

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice collection of all kind of stuff from all over the world. I would say too crowded for my taste and a little bit too dark. Suitable for little kids and adults.

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Thank MayaAngel13
Haifa, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A huge amount of ethnic exhibits from all over the world, in a very crowded display. The museum is dark, maybe to help preserve the items.

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Thank moratderech
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Was very busy and full of school children when I visited, didn't get chance to have a proper look. Still impressive, very different to most western Museums that I've visited, very congested and rough in a good way, if you visit you'll know what i mean. The museum had a very old world feeling to it that suits its Oxford... More 

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Shrunken heads fav bit, collections from India Jones style explorers end up here. Great for kids to run around on the upper levels, looking through the floor grates and exhibits at their level.

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Thank SurfingUK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walk from the main museum and enter the Pitt Rivers Museum through the arch and a hidden gem of a museum awaits!!! Amazing place!!

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Thank Leebellion
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great visit. The museum is light and airy. It is much nicer than the London Natural History, and you can view the collection in depth under good natural light. Liked the dinosaurs, and rocks and minerals as well. Took too many photos as well.

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Wexford, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Probably slightly biased as my daughter is doing a masters in anthropology at Oxford and she has worked there as part of it. The items on display are ethnographical and very interesting. From shrunken heads to a massive totem pole in the middle. Also on display are headdresses, skulls, fishing boats, items of superstition and jewellery from different tribes and... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great little museum! This is a dark and mysterious museum, literally jam packed with weird and wonderful oddities. If you have a child who isn't a fan of museums yet, I recon this place could spark their interest. Really great.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I did like this part of the museum, but it was odd, but in a good way, there some crazy stuff in it!!

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