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Pitt Rivers Museum

South Parks Rd, Oxford OX1 3PP, England
01865-270927
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Ranked #2 of 102 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
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children
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Bordeaux, France
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97 reviews 97 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

A most satisfying museum with something for all ages from 3 to 80. The more modern exhibits are very well presented

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Sao Paulo, SP
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This museum is a one-of-a-kind in England and possibly the world. It is located in the middle of the city and close to some of the most traditional pubs around. I attended a private event there so the access was exclusive to us that evening, which made the occasion even more special. Highly recommended for fans of worldwide history and... More

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Superb place. Not the usual museum by a long way. Very different and fascinating. Aloow plenty of time as you may find yourself spending a lot of time there

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Expected more from this given the reviews. Maybe i am spoilt by living in London and having the amazing museums on my doorstop but felt cluttered and in need of a referb.

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Pune
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78 reviews 78 reviews
16 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

If the origin of the species is your interest, look no further than the Pitt Rivers Museum on Parks Road. Admission to the museum is free and you can easily spend a few hours viewing the numerous exhibits of dinosaurs,mammals and birds and insects. Occasional special exhibitions make the visits interesting.

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oxford
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

great place to visit.... nice place to take great pictures with friends and family.. interesting stuff to see. specially model of insects, dragon, old stones.

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London
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93 reviews 93 reviews
44 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

A OCD persons nightmare of cupboards of stuff in random orders. So interesting though and which I had given it more time to wonder.

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Shropshire
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16 reviews 16 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Never was so much junk gathered together in one place. A completely mad mixture of stuff the eponymous Pitt Rivers brought back from all across the world 'organised' by vague connectedness into categories irrespective of age or geography. He seems to have been a hoarder who could not pass anything by or throw antthing away. I'm surprised there aren't ceiling... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Be blown away by architecture and the sheer volume of exhibits...all for free. Look for the shrunken heads!!!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

History buffs: You are going to be in heaven! 3 floors of incredible relics from all over the world. Be prepared to pick up your jaw from the floor because this place is bursting with history!

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