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Pitt Rivers Museum

South Parks Rd, Oxford OX1 3PP, England
01865-270927
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Ranked #1 of 100 Attractions in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Natural History Museums, Museums
Owner description: The Pitt Rivers Museum is one of Oxford’s most popular attractions, famous for its period atmosphere and outstanding collections from many cultures... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

This is a small but densely packed museum, which seems at first like an additional room of the Natural History Museum. Entering the PRM from the much larger NHM is quite magical, and immediately grabs the attention of kids, all done without special effects outside of lighting and clever use of exhibition space. Thanks to the very helpful staff, we... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

Regularly visit with my family . There are millions of fascinating things of interest for everyone ... The shrunken heads are a must see ..

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

First visited this museum when half of it was closed for refurbishment, even so it was a great place to visit, and now its fully open its totally unique Extremely interesting objects and artefacts housed in very unusual rooms A must see if your in Oxford

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

A super Museum. Lots of interesting things to see for all age groups. Very family minded and all the staff are friendly and most helpful. A real treat!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Me & my partner visited when we had a week off work!! It was amazing!! So much to see and all very interesting!! I much prefer pits river to the ashmolean! I think you need more than one day to look at everything though!!! X

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Witney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

really enjoyed this and could spend a whole day with children of all ages, but also interesting for adults too. This is a firm favourite for a rainy day in Oxford

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Lots to see. Very interesting. Not much light so if you suffer with low light then this may not be the best place to visit

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I have visited this museum several times, each time trying to bring someone new so they can also discover it. It's well maintained and very interesting for adults and children. Well worth a visit.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Visited with my son. Great spot and it is free. Most of the museums in Oxford are shut on a Monday, but this one was open. Really interesting. Would go again.

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

You could spend days in here and never see everything - they squeeze so many interesting things into this space that there's bound to be something for everyone in your group. It's a museum about people and anthropology and ranges from shrunken heads to rifles. Go!

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