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Pitt Rivers Museum

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Address: Pitt Rivers Museum South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PP, England
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+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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Amazing collection of items to view.

So many wonderful exhibits to wow and discuss afterwards. Dugout canoes, shrunken heads, spears, clubs and a large assortment of weapons to view.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

So many wonderful exhibits to wow and discuss afterwards. Dugout canoes, shrunken heads, spears, clubs and a large assortment of weapons to view.

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Thank TrevandHils
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's like stepping back in time to a dusty collection of artefact collected from all around the world. I spent a good three hours browsing around the Pitt Rivers and the Natural History museum. Highly recommend if interested in anthropology.

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Thank Paula6644
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Cannot find fault with this charming old fashioned museum....the building itself is a revelation and the exhibits are beautifully displayed with good information cards . You are even aloud to touch some animals..not everyday you get to stroke a bear...and it is FREE.

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Thank lknights1
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum is so engaging, stimulating and curious a world of culture and history compacted into fascinating displays and drawers that can be explored! something for all age groups - its quirky, magical and enchanting with really helpful staff who are generous with their time and their expertise- rain or shine do not miss the opportunity to visit

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is in my opinion the best museum in Oxford for children, it is not stuffy with art but has many things of interest for kids, dinosaur bones shrunken heads locally found Roman artifacts etc

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Thank Jennette K
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the museum with our 8yr old grandson and his 5yr old sister. A brilliant & fascinating collection of artifacts and archeology. The displays not only invited but encouraged the children to touch & feel. With lifts to upper floors it made everywhere easily accessible. It stimulated the children for at least two hours and we would certainly return.... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Every time we visit the natural history museum next door, we HAVE to come here. Even if it's only to see the macabre shrunken heads!

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Thank ekbowers73
Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum is a temple of mystifying, enlightening, perplexing extraordinary objects in a superbly atmospheric setting. I love the way they have collected objects for similar use from all over the world and through the ages into each case that shows how humans have used them or been inspired by each others forms.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Some of the exhibits are not in the best condition but overall well worth a visit. The insect Microsculpture exhibition now on is mind blowing

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came to the Pitts River Museum last wekk on a Art Trip. We arrived and we were given a full introduction which involved how to get around the floors and also , quite interestingly , how the artefacts are organised. Instead of being in country order , they order them regarding what they actually are. If you are rather... More 

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