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Pitt Rivers Museum

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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 Museum South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PP, England
+44 1865 270927
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We ran in here to escape from a very rainy afternoon and it was such an interesting diversion. The museum is set up more like a mad scientists' storage closet or laboratory. You have to spend time reading the details in each case to really...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A nice place to visit . After a nice walk we ended up close to the specific museum. It was busy with kids and families. It was like a museum within a museum . Must visit

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Reviewed 6 days ago

To get to the Pitt Rivers, you go right through the Natural History Museum which is a mostly unreconstructed Victorian museum with glass cases and erected dinosaur bones and statues of male scientist in marble. In the summer, because they recently cleaned the glass roof,...More

Thank Daphne C
Reviewed 1 week ago

A museum designed for adults many years ago but is such fun and interest to all ages. Whatever is ones interest n history geography or people from around the world a great place to start

Thank Larry F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited Pitt-Rivers joined with a visit to the Natural History Museum. Follow the arrows to find the entry or don't be afraid to ask because it will well worth it. After the big spaces and order of the Natural History Museum, you will feel...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've never been to a museum that is so old fashioned, but in such a fascinating way. There is such a wide variety of items here and the order is unclear sometimes. There are things being displayed all over - in cabinets, drawers, on the...More

Thank 227helenan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating place - I've never seen a museum like it. Try to catch one of the guided tours if you can - it will help you make sense of what you are seeing

Thank quiller003
Reviewed 1 week ago

Next to the Natural History Museum and close to central Oxford, about a 10 minute walk, this is a must see museum for anyone with time following visits to the major attractions. The exhibits are designed to give the visitor an insight into so many...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this museum which has loads of interesting areas for all ages.You can spend hours here and is a favourite place for school trips.

Thank Leema E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow wow wow!!! What an amazing place! We spent hours here looking at his amazung collection! Nevrr seen so many artefacts under one roof! Amazing!!!

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Natasha D
June 14, 2017|
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Response from ClareofTralee | Reviewed this property |
At least 2 hours could be there all day
February 1, 2016|
Response from tripleplay97 | Reviewed this property |
The absolute closest is Museum and Keble Roads, which are on-street parking and max 2 hours for something like £4. However, there are rarely spaces during the day. St. Giles is about two minutes further away and has more... More
Connor B
February 22, 2015|
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Admission is free and the opening hours are as follows: 10.00 - 16.30 Tuesday to Sunday (and bank holiday Mondays) 12.00 - 16.30 Monday Source: official website