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Pitt Rivers Museum

Pitt Rivers Museum South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PP, England
+44 1865 270927
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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Pitt Rivers Museum South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PP, England
+44 1865 270927
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Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Full of totally unbelievable things, stuff, nik-naks, all tagged, labelled, stuffed into draws. The most wonderful place to explore.

Thank Spurting
Reviewed February 13, 2017

An amazing museum, crammed full of fascinating ethnic finds from the third world. Don't miss the shrunken heads !

Thank itsallgreek59
Reviewed February 13, 2017

The Pitt Rivers Museum is one of the !any museums and galleries that make Oxford a decent place to visit rain or shine.

Thank Jason_00000
Reviewed February 13, 2017

This museum is an enormous collection of items arranged by function rather than geography or era. It's not the best therefore for getting to grips with, say, Assyrian history - but it's absolutely fascinating to wander around. I'd say it would be good for children...More

Thank lightmoorlass
Reviewed February 13, 2017

This museum is great. It is a cacophony of things from all over the world jammed in old fashioned display cabinets by theme. There are some really bizarre and unusual objects. I really enjoyed just wandering and absorbing. It's fun that you can find cabinets...More

Thank KBY23
Reviewed February 12, 2017

Having walked through the Natural History Museum, I entered the crazy world of the Pitt Rivers Museum. I was just in time for a guided tour - this was a short introduction and well worth it to understand what the museum is all about and...More

Thank Lady_Margue
Reviewed February 12, 2017

If you like ethnographic museums, definitely go there; if you don't like them - you may still enjoy it, so think carefully if it's not a good idea to visit Pitt Rivers. The museum has an extraordinary collection of interesting objects, neatly exhibited on three...More

Thank leuveen
Reviewed February 12, 2017

Pitt Rivers is wonderful for 2 reasons: 1) It is a world class collection of ethnographic exhibits 2) it is a genuine, unreconstructed Victorian museum with everything in glass cases. The museum covers 3 floors and has an unrivalled collection of artefacts from around the...More

Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

It was a good afternoon. The pillars from around the country and the busts of all the famous inventors. The room at the back all three floors and the the totem pole. So much to see. But unfortunately the toilets had not been cleaned and...More

Thank Benjamin S
Reviewed February 10, 2017

great for a day out with any age group. you will see the weird and wonderful items from around the world collected in an age of world discovery.

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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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Response from Pat M |
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