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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 yesterday via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
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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 5 days 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 1 week 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
Thank AWS88
Reviewed 1 week 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
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Reviewed 1 week 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
Thank Morag M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another great trip to this museum with my little boy. We did a few of the treasure hunts round it and interacted with a number of the assistants around the museum who were happy to answer and enlighten my son after his huge number of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JillP1051
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is such an interesting museum to visit . Everything from the weird and wonderful to the bizarre. Good for all ages and will entertain for a good couple of hours .

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

Step back in time , to a wonderful assortment of artifacts from Bears to shrunken heads , to see my granddaughter touch a Bear and to see her face was magical, great time had by all , I won’t spoil your surprise of what you...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
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