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Pitt Rivers Museum

Address: South Parks Rd, Oxford OX1 3PP, England
Phone Number: 01865-270927
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Ranked #2 of 94 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...
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children
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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 around the world, past and present.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The Pitt Rivers Museum is free entry and an impressive building and collection of natural history artifacts. There are dinosaur skeletons, as well as other animals, examples of rocks, and collections of insects. There's a real bee hive upstairs too. It was a Saturday afternoon and there were quite a few kids running around, it's a small space and felt... More 

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Brilliant, lots to see for everyone! Loved the building too and as it was free it was great vfm! Would recommend the museum for all ages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Love this place, my favourite museum since I was very small , love the touchable fossils, the T. rex, the gorgeous butterfly display . If you visit note the difference in the granite pillars all around the main building representing various local granites of the British Isles

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Milnerton, South Africa
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36 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Whilst the collection of artefacts is impressive, the way they are displayed is not conducive to appreciating different cultures, or learning about other peoples.

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Matlock
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

take your souvenirs from your travels and multiply by a large number. That is Pitt Rivers Museum. Almost too much to take in. We didn't do it justice unfortunately.

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Wheathampstead, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

First class attraction , free admission, pleasant and helpful staff, lovely mix of 'old school glass cabinets with tiny handwritten labels together with new well lit exhibition cabinets with simple easy to read information boards, attractive and beautifully built late Victorian buildings, two levels - balcony with show cases and small cafe and the ground floor with the lions share... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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36 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

You just have to come here if you are visiting Oxford. It is close enough to the town centre to be just a 5 minute walk and the exhibits etc are first class. I can't recommend it high enough.

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York, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I was revisiting Pitt Rivers after decades away. The dinosaur skeletons were still as fascinating as ever. However, i found the rest of the exhibits rather dry , not very appealing to the general public. Its very much a *Look, but don't touch* place, not suitable for children. But staff very helpful.

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Loved this museum and will be back on my next visit. We really enjoyed the bee display and the lovely cafe that overlooks some of the amazing displays. Very tourist friendly.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Well this is the best place to visit in Oxford. My grandchildren love it from a working bee hive to Dinosaurs. Rock formations to ancient history. They lay on children's events including making shark teeth necklaces to finding creatures, birds, spiders and Dinosaur skeletons for example using easy to follow printed sheets that the children mark off as they search... More 

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