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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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10:00 - 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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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... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today 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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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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 3 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 3 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely little museum with some very interesting artefacts crammed into about 3 floors. Good addition to the oxford natural history museum as the buildings are joined together.

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

An amazing collection for grown ups and children alike. All items categorised into groups , housed in large glass 'tanks', collected from across cultures and eras. Something for everyone to enjoy and learn from - with each item showing how different cultures at various times in history valued or used items. I loved the flute /musical instrument display! A very... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a strange place as the lighting was subdued and the exhibits appeared to be too many. Although set over three floors it still appeared at times that the exhibits were quite random and the cabinets on the lower floor very close together. Would have spent longer here if had had sufficient lighting to be able to clearly read... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely tiny but jam packed with fascinating artefacts, ranging from tribal head dresses and masks, to guns and weapons, musical instruments, and bead work! A brilliant find and it's free!

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