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Pitt Rivers Museum

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Address: Pitt Rivers Museum South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PP, England
Phone Number: 01865-270927
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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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Great natural history exhibitions!

We saw the "bee" exhibition- and looked at the dodo, dinosaur bones and other fossils. Very interesting exhibits- also free admission!

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Los Angeles, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We saw the "bee" exhibition- and looked at the dodo, dinosaur bones and other fossils. Very interesting exhibits- also free admission!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You cannot possibly take in al there is to see in this fabulous museum in a matter of hours. Dinosaurs, artifacts from all over the world ......and the list goes on. I think 2 or 3 visits would be necessary to do it justice. very helpful and friendly staff as well nothing "stuffy" here. Thoroughly recommended

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Super-quirky museum full of things - not artefacts, real things that real people use/d - looking as though they were just put down in a cabinet a few weeks ago by an energetic explorer. Packed. Atmospheric. Lose yourself here for a few hours. Fun to explore with a friend.

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Chesham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Paid my first visit back in the early 1960's & I have not visited since then but it must have left an impression because I remembered the vaulted roof , the dinosaur skeletons & the skeletons suspended from the ceiling. I seem to think the museum was much gloomier then but the roof has recently been beautifully restored so it... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I didn't think that I would get my partner out of the building, he was just overwhelmed by the building itself, before he had even looked at the exhibits, he said that it had made his day! Definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A small museum,but don't let the size fool you.The amount of interesting things that they have in there is mind blowing.You just don.t know where to look and what to check first.Really nice place.5 stars easily.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting museum, dinosaurs and dodo , bee exhibition very good, lots for children to do. Excellent

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I like this museum reminds me of the local hornimans museum in Forest Hill where I grew up . Its just full to the rafters with quirky artefacts and things that take you to strange places around the world all under one roof. I think this is definitely worth a visit if your in town for a short spell put... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is amazing. Quite small but absolutely jammed with wonderful items. Well worth the 10 minute from city centre.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Something for everything in this collection of wonders...each stack or cupboard or display case has something which fascinates, repels, or simply engages - and each visit opens another area of interest. I spent ages with the Japanese masks - seeing how old men, young blades, shy girls and crones could be portrayed so vividly. But this is just one pick... More 

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