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Pitt Rivers Museum

South Parks Rd, Oxford OX1 3PP, England
01865-270927
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Ranked #3 of 97 attractions in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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... more » 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. « less
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
45 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Happiest memories of taking children to see the exhibits of this curious, and probably unique, museum. there are glorious surprises everywhere - our favourites remain the shrunken heads, and the curious waterproof garments made from the intestines of seals; there are head-boards to which babies' heads were strapped to achieve the elongated shape that particular civilisations admired. What more could... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

There is so much to see and for all ages. Most definitely worth a visit. May be worth setting aside more than 3 hours, but if that is not possible, just keep revisiting, you'll see something new that you didn't see last time.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This museum has recently reopened (Feb 2014) after a long closure for refurbishment. I have not been since then but have heard that the fabric of the building has been repaired but the exhibits are largely unchanged. It is a museum of ethnography largely the collection of it's founder Augustus Pitt-Rivers, a nineteenth century British army officer and ethnographer, and... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Amazing how much material is filled into two large buildings (in the second building is is slightly overfilled). Alas, we had not time to come back to see it in deep. Excellent for children, as they will see how different and similar are the patterns how sapiens in different parts of Earth fulfill its needs, as the collections is organised... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Took my grandson for the day out and he thoroughly enjoyed it. The diversity of subject material was great. He enjoyed the dinosaurs and was enthral led by the shrunken heads I myself found it very interesting and kept my mind working all through the visit and trying to answer all my grandsons questions

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

There is almost too much to say about the Pitt Rivers Museum, I spent the whole afternoon saying "wow look at this!" over and over again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Still in it's original Victorian form with lots of unique tribal paraphernalia. Endless interesting objects,you will never see it all no matter how many visits. The dinosaurs are also fantastic no need to go to London. Great building too. Not to be missed great for rainy days.

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oxford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

i was amazed when i was a lad at 11 years old seeing all the dinosaurs bones and bits they had in jars going back 40 years later i was still amazed its a must for young & old people to and see you will not come out there disappointed, a must for the easter holidays or summer holidays.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Started with the private collection of one man, General Pitt Rivers, and regularly added to since. A must see when you come to Oxford.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Great free day out for both adults and chidren.Plenty to do and enjoy at this venue, enjoy the Dinosaurs and other animals. Don't miss.

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