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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 5 days ago

In Oxford for the day to attend a football match, I took the chance to spend the morning in one of our favourite Museums. We have visited on a number of occasions over the years and it has never failed to enthrall. The way it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
10  Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellent that the museum has remained the 'old way' -cabinet after cabinet of jam packed collections, a real sensory overload at times! I think it's great that the original tiny handwritten labels are on pieces. Its neck craning,slightly dim and you squeeze past the displays....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I could spend days in this museum! Huge collection of the most random items from all around the world. It is situated right behind the natural history museum so it is convenient for the entertainment of both children and adults (I’m sure kids will enjoy...More

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

Lovely Museum. Great pieces. Great layout. Informative, fun. Can't fault it. Will 10000% be going back.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ajws1994
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having spent New Years eve in Oxford we were looking for something to do New Years day, we first went to the Ashmolean Museum but it was closed so we went for a walk around the park next to Pitt Rivers then went inside, wow...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mickey p
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place. There is so much to see. Lot's of very interesting artefacts. Shrunken heads being my favourite. It's a must if you visit Oxford.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank lelfoot
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful trip out with visitors and family. Fifth time visiting. So much to see. Small gift shop. Lovely outdoor area to picnic. Kids will love it here as will adults.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dee C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If museums were kinds of coffee, the Pitt Rivers would be a double espresso. Imagine all the things peoples from around the world have devised to provide themselves with food, clothing, and security, then pack all the artifacts into cases with only enough room for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

General Pitt Rivers left Oxford university has amazing collection. Also the cabinets and tables from Victorian times he displayed them in. The Pitt Rivers Museum is also known as The University of Oxford’s museum of anthropology and world archaeology. The museum was founded in 1884...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank A3303XQpaulh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This has to be the best museum we have every been too!!!!! There was so much to see and do. Kids were engaged from the moment we walked through the door. Normally the kids are done after an hour but here they wanted to keep...More

Date of experience: January 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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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