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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.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Pitt Rivers Museum South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PP, England
+44 1865 270927
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Such a great place from firearms of all ages to dinosaurs of all ages can not speak highly enough of this place everyone should go here if you go to Oxfordshire.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lots of cabinets to explore, varied ethnographic artifacts from around the world. Kids trail sheets, including spotting hidden mice.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a great location for a museum. You really can feel the academic archeology, ethnology and historian way of documentation and collection of artefacts. Be sure to open all the drawers. It is great fun.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was the second time I have visited the Pitt Rivers Museum, and today I went with my friend's family. The children had at least an hour of fun searching for the items pictured in a sheet of paper. They learned a lot, as did...More

Thank Sirps J
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited today as part of a bithday treat with a Granddaughter who had never visted here or the natural history museum.and she loved it and it was all down to a member of staff who gave her a quiz to do and then proceeded to...More

Thank Frances H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very interesting displays of face masks and some gruesome details of how you treated your enemies. Plus lots of other things from around the world. Medical,toys, clothing, sports etc.

Thank Dave L
Reviewed 6 days ago

I visited this museum about 30 years ago when I was in school, and have never forgotten the place and always promised myself I would return. Have now been back twice in the last two years, and it still takes my breath away. When you...More

Thank Simon R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

So much to see!! Everything you could possibly imagine is there. I felt fascinated by all the little unusual facts I had learnt from cultures all around the world. Some creepy things (which I love to look at). Unfortunately me and my partner didn't make...More

Thank M D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This really is Indiana Jones stuff. A stunning collection well organised and displayed and it is free! Certainly a "must see" in Oxford.

Thank DaveThomasLeicester
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I are particularly interested in the Captain Cook voyages and targeted the Pitt Rivers Museum because their extensive collection has been re-organised in a very large new glass vitrine. When we told the staff of our particular interest, we received fantastic information,...More

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Natasha D
How long would you recommend a visit to take? We would like to make sure we see everything but don't want to be running through! TIA
14 June 2017|
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Response from ClareofTralee | Reviewed this property |
At least 2 hours could be there all day
Where is the closest place to park to visit the museum? As I will be in on crutches or in a wheelchair at the time of visiting. (I do not have a blue badge)
2 February 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
Is it free if not how much is entry fee and what time does it stay open on Sundays?
22 February 2015|
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