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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

Plenty of things to see, well laid out a very enjoyable time if you like exhibitions and reading about things in the past

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KevinT232
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We spent an hour or so looking around the exhibits. Positioned and accessed behind the natural history museum. We'll worth a visit whilst in Oxford

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank stevegreenuk
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place has just about everything ... been a couple of times and I always see something new. It's close to the city centre and shopping, it's fascinating and it's totally free. Skip the miniature golf and see something you won't see elsewhere.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TravelEeOrr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great museum where you can easily spend many hours just discovering new and exciting things. Visit even if it is not a rainy day, entrance free

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Markéta H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great exhibits that were entertaining for the children that we could see (we visited as a couple). Lots of skeletal remains - dinosaurs, human and more. Recommended for a visit

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dmjenkins2011
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sorry but a very similar review to the other museums in oxford I went to: collection to be absurdly good, cleanness great, access good and toilets very very good and of what little contact I had with staff was also excellent.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DavidAlex78
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing place. Tucked away out the back of the natural history museum is this treasure trove. An amazing amount of artefact crammed into the museum. I would have preferred a little more information on what's on show as the descriptions are sparse. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ReadingTrips
Reviewed 1 week ago

So much to read! Amazing place, quite dark but make sure you have time to take everything in. Check out the photography exhibition round the corner where the toilets are (always amazing work)

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank isabellacherry
Reviewed 1 week ago

Museums not to be missed plenty to see, allow plenty of time for visit, and lovely cafe. The build is lovely and every thing laid out very well, and plenty of information for you to read

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lisa N
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a truly fascinating place of collections and investigations. Every cabinet warranted careful inspection. Fascinated by its History and its Science. Wheelchair accible with help.

Date of experience: November 2018
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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
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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