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Pitt Rivers Museum

South Parks Rd, Oxford OX1 3PP, England
01865-270927
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Ranked #2 of 99 attractions in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children
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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

This is a must also in Oxford. Perfect for adults and children as well. As you enter the building one can't help to be mesmerized by it's ornate and intricate pillars and decor. Just beautiful. All the exhibits are equally fascinating. Our favorite one : The Oxford Dodo of course. This is the actual dodo model that Lewis Carroll featured... More

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Midlands
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

There is just so much history, archaeology, biology and geology. Great place for kids and adults. One could easily spend a few hours here. And it's free.

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Ankara, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

There is no snobbishness about the museum: it is a wonderful place to take children and there were children's activities while we were there, and real dinosaur teeth for sale in the shop. The exhibits were clearly and intelligently explained.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Many different subjects. Very interesting for children and parents. You should yourself give much time when yout visit museum. Better come twice or make some breaks in the cafeteria.

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This museum has pretty much something for everyone. The collection is vast and has collections from all over the world. Its an anthropological dream! The way this museum is laid out is far different from modern museums. So for examples all stone tools from across the world are in one section. Originally this was seen as social Darwinism which aimed... More

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Derbyshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Utterly amazing, well laid out, is going through a refurbishment but still enough to look at. Loved the way each set of items is grouped into items of the same type e.g all the masks are together

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Cumbria, UK
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Somewhere you should go if you are in Oxford. Parking is the only problem, so use the sightseeing bus to drop you off there.

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Wonderful crazy place that is really best for over 12 yoa . So much to see , eccentric place and will have to go back to see more

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Chatteris, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

My kids are really in to museums but with such a variety they both managed to find something they liked. For the grown ups it's better to have a little more time to be able to read all the information. Good also I would think if you were doing a research project.

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Witney, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Along with the Natural History,Pitt Rivers is the best to get your children interested in almost anything,you get to see,feel,and get involved at close quarters with most things.Briliant.visit often.

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