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Pitt Rivers Museum

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Address: South Parks Rd, Oxford OX1 3PP, England
Phone Number: 01865-270927
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Description: 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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Brilliant museum

We visited and were really amazed by the diversity of the items in the collection.We intend to return in the near future with our two grandchildren who we know will be enthralled.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
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Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

We visited and were really amazed by the diversity of the items in the collection.We intend to return in the near future with our two grandchildren who we know will be enthralled.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit when in Oxford, hidden away at the back of the Natural History museum. We particularly liked the traditional costumes- something for everyone.

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tasmania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We chanced upon this place on our way to town from the Parsonage. It is an amazing, eclectic hoard of treasures from a bygone age. it's well worth a visit

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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

A wonderful resource, although there is so much to see. It reminded me of the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts. Everything stacked so high. A place to visit and revisit. Amazing insight into lots of different cultures.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

To much to see in a couple of hours visit. A proper old fashioned museum with lots to see and read. We were only on a day trip to Oxford. If we return would definitely visit again and allow more time.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Amazing museum. It's divided in two parts. The first part is natural history and in the back you'll find a three-floor building with rare and historical objects. You can open all sorts of drawers and find little hidden treasures inside! I could spend a whole day at this (free!) museum. We made a donation at the end, it's really worth... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Looks like a Nations of the World Garage Sale! Prepared to be confused by the amount of objects and fascinated by what they are. My new favourite museum.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Amazing exhibits, lots of activities for children, a very good café with a great overview of the museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

One big hall with brilliant architecture in itself. Nice exposition and information. Especially as it's free :)! Expect to spend and hour or two.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I love to take my four year old here and watch him open all the drawers. I live not too far from the museum so often find myself walking around for lunch. There is far too much too see in any one visit.

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