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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 2 days ago

After viewing the Natural History Museum, we moved on to the adjacent Pitt River Museum. Probably the oddest museum that we have ever visited - but quite fascinating. Just think collections of various interesting objects - guns, swords, shrunken heads, knives,,,,wait - shrunken heads? Yes...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank LightFighter
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place to go when the weather is bad. Lots of interesting things to see. Massive totem poles and shrunken heads.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank BIGDOG09
Reviewed 4 days ago

V i P Excellent Pitt Rivers Museum thanks one of my new friends in UK who work in Kuwait who told me about it the Museum is free of charge with donation option its very nice one full of exhibits marvelous fantastic well organized recommended...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Popped in just to tick it off to be honest but was quite uplifted to see such excellent use being made of some quite 'dated' exhibit styles... Loved the engagement for young children able to touch the bears and other exhibits to truly make a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MCX007
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fascinating exhibits and very helpful staff. They do run various exhibits and activities especially for kids. My son and I loved it equally and cannot wait to get back.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lina8979
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is great for children and is packed with artifacts from around the world. they have a section o weapons knives and guns etc which made me nervous did not like that bit but reaaly enjoyed looking at the clothing from around the world...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with a few friends in January. Unlike them, it was my first time. It's difficult to describe, as the exhibits are both varied and unusual. The place is packed with exhibits, almost as if they have outgrown the premises, which is accessed from the...More

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

We were visiting Oxford for a quiet weekend without the kids. Great for a few hours when you can view at leisure. Fascinating cabinets with all sorts in them. The natural history museum and pittrivers are linked and accessed by the same entrance with the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Andy C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is amazing! So much to see! We took my 10year old daughter and she loved it. The university students and staff were fantastic, at three separate times when my daughter expressed interest in objects, they were really enthusiastic about the topics and happy...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank KrissyMcT
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of really interesting areas, especially the evolution part showing dinosaurs through to homosapiens. The t-Rez stan is amazing

Date of experience: February 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
2 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