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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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Pitt rivers

Amazing!!! A lovely place to visit behind and below natural history museum. A unique collection with many interesting artefacts for all.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Amazing!!! A lovely place to visit behind and below natural history museum. A unique collection with many interesting artefacts for all.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This place is Indiana Jones on Steroids...in a good way. Rarely will one find so many amazing artifacts & what-nots from all over time, from all over the world, in one place, and stored & displayed in such unique ways. To go there is a bit of a walk back in time in terms of the cases, the display bases,... More 

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adelaide
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This is a traditional museum with glass cases full of fascinating ethnographic objects, such as shrunken heads, seal intestine parkas, fish scale armour, reindeer hide underwear, shoes for bound feet, necklaces form Fiji made of sperm whale teeth...it's mind blowing. It can be rather noisy when kids are racing about with activity sheets but that's such a small thing and... More 

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dorset england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This museum is huge, on 3 floors. Its full of lots of artifacts from all around the world, and is very interesting to visit if your at the natual history museum (its part of the same museum) There is a lift there, as well as steps, and the staff I spoke to were really friendly, and informative.

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Edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

I was less interested in the exhibitions although some of them were really quite amazing. it was really the architecture that did it for me.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Pitt Rivers is a fantastic collection of objects that make us human. The museum contains wonderful things set out in a way that is an exhibit in itself. This is not to be missed, especially the shrunken heads!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Really enjoyed walking around this collection of weird and wonderful objects collected from around the world. it is an anthropologists heaven with everything from stuffed animals to armour from all corners of the globe. there were lots of school groups there who seemed to be enjoying the experience and something for everyone. It is also free, which is a real... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Great place to spend an hour or two. We didn't have much time but were amazed at the contents of this museum. Hope to visit again soon!

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

So much to see, we needed more time. Our visit was included as part of the Morse Tour, as the tower was used in one of the stories.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The Pitt Rivers is full to bursting with tonnes of ethnographic and historical objects from across the world, many with their original catalogue records from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Highlights include the shrunken heads, various tools and weapons, and clothing and accessories from across the world and across time. A good place to go with the family!... More 

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