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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 visit worth making in Oxford

Well worth a visit in Oxford.A real eclectic collection of exhibits.The museum is of architectural interest as well

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit in Oxford.A real eclectic collection of exhibits.The museum is of architectural interest as well

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Leominster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The Pitt Rivers underwent a makeover a couple of years ago, but any thoughts that it would have suffered as a result should be banished. It remains its original quirky self. Basically an ethnographic museum, it contains a very personal selection of items from all continents. Many are arranged by purpose, rather than geography. Some great gift items in the... More 

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

One of the best museums I have ever been to. Wonderful building, interesting stuff, fascinatingly arranged.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This unique museum was unlike any I've visited before. There really is no rhyme or reason to the layout, it was like a big curio cabinet that you just wander around exploring whatever tickles your fancy. Very interesting and

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We loved the quirkiness of the Pitt Rivers. The objects are chockablock and organized (very loosely) by function. In many ways, the collection tells more about the Victorians who collected the objects than about the people they collected them from. Well worth it for anyone with a passing interest in anthropology, sociology or just people. Note: The entrance is through... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Interesting day out, particularly if you escaping from the rain as we were. Lots to see and some rare collections. Varied exhibits, so you don't have to spend too much time looking for the way out of an exhibit that doesn't get your full attention. Good to see that the museum also stages special activity events for young children- a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A fascinating collection of ephemora and other collections bought in by one collector over generations, give yourself plenty of time to view this odd ball museum dedicated to collecting for its own sake well worth the visit.Allow yourself plenty of time!!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This museum is certainly one of my favorite places in the world. It is a real Alladin's cave of treasures and curiosities from every continent. What I love most is the hands on feeling you get by being able to open drawers, you really feel as if you are discovering things that have been forgotten for centuries. So much of... More 

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Wallington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

So many things to see from a stunning totem pole that visit $36 to shrunken heads. Scary bits and intricate beauty. Well worth a sit and it's free

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is by far one of the most intimate museums I've ever been in...it rather reminded me of wandering around my grandparent's house and looking at all the things they had collected over the years. This was a fascinating museum that I could easily have spent hours in and still not seen enough! IT was like a trip around the... More 

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

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