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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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An extensive coklection

The Pitts River collection is vast and varied, the largest collection of artefacts I have ever seen that one visit is not enough.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The Pitts River collection is vast and varied, the largest collection of artefacts I have ever seen that one visit is not enough.

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Cowley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Great things and amazing history. The dinosaurs were amazing as well as the birds. Would highly recommend it to families

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The museum has a great collection presented in a very accesible way both for adults and children. Plus, it is located in a beautiful building. Entertianing, interesting and very informative.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

great place to spend a few hours, some very interesting items from rocks & minerals, animals and ancient foreign artefacts. very interesting and a real eye opener

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This museum is situated in the College area of Oxford where you can see the architecture of the buildings which house some of the places of learning in Oxford. The museum itself is in an impressive building and houses a variety of exhibitions ranging from dinosaurs, fossils and modern day items which will become items of historic value in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Pitt Rvers is endlessly fascinating. If you are ever in Oxford and can spare an hour be sure to get to it. You could visit a hundred times and still have plenty to see. Better still be sure to get to one of their special events which are amazing - see http://www.prm.ox.ac.uk/specialevents.html And if you want to go to something... More 

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Bideford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Liked the airy atmosphere and natural light and it was not too noisy.Could have stayed much lnger as there is so much of interest, but no mention of Mary Anning in the fossil displays that we could see

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Love this place, it was even better by torchlight last Friday, museums at night, thank you for such an amazing experience

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Fascinating. Relaxing. Unusual exhibits.Adjoined to The Natural History Museum. Very child friendly. Good little cafe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Enthralling visit, amazing exhibits, could stay there for hours, child friendly. A short bus ride from the centre beautiful building. Had a picnic on the grass outside.

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