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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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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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Very odd collection of artefacts

It's worth a visit whilst in the natural history museum. All kinds of weird things to look at. Way over the head of young kids tho and too many parents with little ones in there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Preston, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's worth a visit whilst in the natural history museum. All kinds of weird things to look at. Way over the head of young kids tho and too many parents with little ones in there totally bored and making too much noise

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Thank Jill L
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun place to visit even if just to gawp at the mad array of artifacts. Some interesting and eclectic items

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Thank Sue B
Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an amazing collection of artefacts, piled high many displayed in large array of densely packed glass cabinets. It creates an immersive experience which is rare to find in many museums. In this place on finds exhibits rather than posters about exhibits. Several examples of items that are grouped together so one learns about things through comparison of similar... More 

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Thank thragnor
Canada
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

all the floors have something to offer. spent an extra day to go over the things I couldn't examine in one day. free and you can touch some of the exhibits.

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Thank mnb2
London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lots to see in this museum. Particularly liked the large rocks displayed to be touched and felt. Lovely shop.

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Thank Carol G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you ever have a few minutes spare in the centre of Oxford then Pitt Rivers is a must. It's crammed full of curios, imperial relics and collections of objects, and there's far too much to take in on a single trip. On a hot day it's a cool place to come to escape the heat and in the winter... More 

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Thank J S H
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Almost impossible to describe the museum is a constantly growing collection of objections from cultures all over the world organised by function. An amazing experience.

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Thank Stephen282M
Newbury, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A refreshingly unique museum in Oxford which is found at the end of the history museum. An overwhelming array of oddities and bizarre artifacts to be found here. It's a little creepy and dark which is fine by me but some children might not like it. One of the problems I find is, although the place is stunning to look... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This museum is one of the highlights of Oxford. It is set in a stunning building with interesting anthropological finds as well as a natural history museum. Young children can wonder around, touch some of the animals and view museum cases as their height. Since it is free of charge, its also a great place to pop in for a... More 

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Birmingham, Uk
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

So glad I looked on trip advisor for places to visit in Oxford! Pitt Rivers came up and we went there today. Beautiful building, stuffed full of fascinating things! Dinosaur skeletons, stuffed animals, bugs, weapons, shrunken heads, old toys, rocks, crystals, totem poles, clothing, jewellery.... The list goes on! Will go again and take the little ones next time! Great... More 

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