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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 wonderful array of artefacts

This what a museum should be! It is so well set out and interesting to look at even before you start to investigate individual displays. It is housed in a beautiful building which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This what a museum should be! It is so well set out and interesting to look at even before you start to investigate individual displays. It is housed in a beautiful building which is also home to the Natural History Museum. Both are free to visit and could provide endless fascination to young and old. We came here as a... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

An absolutely fantastic museum that will capture children's imagination and keep them occupied. The museum has two parts. One that shows you a wonderful variety of the natural world and the other is like a labyrinth of little unseen gems and undiscovered treasures. The kids and the grown up will definately find something of interest within the many display cases... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The architecture is beautiful and unusual, inside and out. The collection of artefacts is vast and we certainly were not able to view all on the day. We got a bit 'museum out' but no worries as there was the lovely little cafe to retire to where the architecture can be admired up close. Thoroughly recommend a visit.

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Kempsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

one of the very best museums I have ever been too, there is genuinely something for everyone here. from small children to big ones like me well worth a visit!!!!! please donate to the museum as I am planning on taking my grandchildren

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The Staff could not have been more welcoming. They even brought down exhibits that my two year old couldn't reach. The museum itself is a fascinating place, and both our children found lots to interest them. They also have a lovely little coffee shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

What an incredible museum! When I walked in I was a bit overwhelmed with all the objects displayed and I didn't know where to start. Luckily the museum also offers guided tours. I took a 30 minute tour with an enthusiastic guide who showed us a couple of highlights from the collection. An absolute must see for every anthropologist!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Though kids do get a bit bored, that may be because they loved all the animals in the natural history museum, and by the time we got to Pitt rivers they were tired and hungry!!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The Pitt Rivers is a bit of a museum of museums. The display cases must be part of the collection. Objects are clustered by function rather than by date or source. There are cases for waterproof clothing (I particularly like the seal-gut coat that looks a bit like a clear plastic mack), votive offerings, the famous shrunken heads, musical instruments,... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The Pitt Rivers Museum is accessed through the University Museum which in itself is also a fantastic place for children and adults. However the Pitt Rivers Museum must be a unique place as the collection is so very very varied---from huge totem poles to intricate models of boats to a wide range of amazing weapons. However the main attraction must... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Lots of very interesting artefacts ideal for teens as well as young children (4 years +) Helpful staff...can get busy in school holidays.

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Address: South Parks Rd, Oxford OX1 3PP, England
Phone Number: 01865-270927
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford

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