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“Have you seen "Night at the museum"?... That's it!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pitt Rivers Museum

Pitt Rivers Museum
South Parks Rd, Oxford OX1 3PP, England
01865-270927
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Ranked #2 of 95 Attractions in Oxford
Type: History Museums, Natural History Museums, Museums
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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.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children
Melbourne, Australia
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“Have you seen "Night at the museum"?... That's it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

A huge anthropological collection from all around the five continents! Massive number of drawers to be opened with thousands of things coming from ages to tell us how was our history since our existence and before.

Visited July 2013
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“Quirky palace”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

This is a very unusual collection, both for what it contains and for the way artefacts from all eras are just displayed together. I guess it is this "togetherness" that makes the Pitt Rivers just uncanny and unique.

Visited June 2013
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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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“It really was an amazing collection”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Although it may seem creepy when you walk in this museum, really has a lot to offer,I visited this museum while the natural history museum was getting refurbished which made it darker and more creepy, in it you can find almost anything from around the world and don't miss the millions of drawers and hidden away closets with the stuff that didn't fit on the shelves!
Apparently there is a severed finger in there somewhere, which was all they found of a man who encountered this tribe!

Visited July 2013
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Birchington, United Kingdom
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“Still very interesting despite upheaval”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

What an amazing collection of less familiar objects from all over the world. Experience was not unduly affected by alterations.

Visited July 2013
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“Excellent museum and well worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

We went here on a day out in Oxford and chose this place because of the Tripadvisor ratings and comments. I can confirm they were spot on and it was an incredibly interesting and packed museum full of the most quirky items. The museum is free but donations are welcome and we certainly contributed as it was easily value for money. So many small individual items that can easily be missed and for those who are a little short sighted I'd make sure you have your reading glasses with you! The labels attached to the majority of objects are the original handwritten pen labels by the collectors of the time. You need to look everywhere including above you and I challenge you not to miss a thing!

Visited July 2013
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