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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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a trip of artifacts from around the world.

a beautiful building with lots of interesting artifacts, a collection by one man from around the world, must have been wealthy to ship these glimmers of the world. free but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

a beautiful building with lots of interesting artifacts, a collection by one man from around the world, must have been wealthy to ship these glimmers of the world. free but closed on a Monday.

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Bordon, Hampshire. UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A brilliant and unique museum of the collections of one person [Pitt Rivers] from all around the world, with over 1000,000 artefacts.

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West Midlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Having been to Oxford a few times, this was new to us. Great to wander round and look at all the artefacts and collections. Good few hours can be spent here.

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Oxford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

An amazing place with so so so much to look at, almost too much stuff. Check out the shrunken heads and other gems.

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brooklyn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I liked this place but there is a lot of stuff. The catalogue of objects from around the world is divided up by type of use so hair combs with hair combs, looms with looms. Give yourself plenty of time to go through it!

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Dover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I went here with my 4 year old son, this is a proper museum, jam packed with exhibits rather than lots of interactive computer screens and a couple of things on show. An amazing and diverse collection. Together with the natural history museum, this was well worth a visit and the 2 and a half hour drive we made for... More 

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Cheshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We went to the Pitt Rivers museum after going to the Natural History Museum, at first glance it didn't seem very big & somewhat under lit but as you started looking in the cabinets and grasped what was there-amazing. A shame there isn't more about the man & his times as you go in. The sheer amount and diversity of... More 

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Lesmurdie, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I don't have kids, but this is a great place to take them. The place was jam packed with children having a great time looking at the exhibits. What a terrific building!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A fantasy world to be lost in. I have adored coming here since I was a kid and indeed spent a lot of childhood visits. These visits now are even more enjoyable as my 3 year old is just asking a million questions as we wander from aisle to aisle and balcony to balcony. The shrunken heads always cause many... More 

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Tiel, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Just behind the Natural Museum in Oxford, you'll find the Pitt Rivers Museum. It's like a huge gathering of different stuff from different parts of the world. I like how you can see so many objects in just one box. Especially look for the shrunken heads (their story is pretty interesting) and don't be afraid to ask the museum men... More 

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