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Pitt Rivers Museum

Open Now: 10:00 - 16:30
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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 2 days ago via mobile

Transcultural (and not regional) approach is great. One can borrow a magnifying glass and a torch to read minuscule hand-written tags of descriptions of objects which are often hidden underneath or behind another object. Completely unbound to contemporary museological trends such as ‘universal design’ ,...More

Thank Jurijama
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A museum like no other you will ever visit. I have visited a few times over rhe past 18 years and each time I see something new. A collection of diverse and fascinating ‘things’ - one man’s curious and eccentric interests - since updated by...More

Thank BisleyB
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Crammed with “stuff” in a manner of yore. But for me it was the wonderful building - splendid Victorian architecture.

Thank RobininBRISTOL
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a pleasant wander in the atmospheric gloom of this place full of items that the explorers of old would have brought back from the isolated lands. I was hoping they were fairly obtained and no sacred rules were broken as there were lots of...More

Thank Lisa-Gourmet-Holden
Reviewed 6 days ago

Tucked away at the rear of the Natural History Museum, This collection is unique in it's layout and style. You can wander around and find all sorts of things from every corner of the world from all sorts of cultures and historical periods. People have...More

Thank Slakdaddy
Reviewed 6 days ago

a hidden gem. not just a fascinating museum of ethnography packed with thousands of extraordinary artifacts from around the world but also a museum of how museums used to be. the collections are organized not by culture but by theme - musical instruments, boats, weapons,...More

Thank owen m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A bit too cluttered and the lighting not as good. But if you are interested in anthropology and civilization, this will be interesting.

Thank relakz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, what a place! Make sure you leave yourself plenty of time to look around here. From tattoo guns to reindeer cheese, this place has it all. Fascinating and just enough information given. Please leave a donation as this place is free admission!

Thank TudorGirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

The building layout itself is slightly cramp, however there is just so much to see. Millions of random objects that fascinate everyone. From modern day to ancient times. Clothing, to weapons. It's such a cabinet of curiosity. Well worth a visit.

Thank Sketchitt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really had no idea about this museum and were quite staggered by the quantity, variety and scope of the place. So much crammed into the space!! Interesting organisation of the displays in that they were grouped by type rather than ethnicity or place. Could...More

Thank Peter G
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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
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
Connor B
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