Full of archaeological and anthropological scholarly achievements, Pitt Rivers Museum is also easy on the eyes. When you enter the main court on the bottom floor, row after row of glass cases will greet you. These are filled with artifacts collected from every corner of the world by scientists at the University of Oxford. Look up and you may see some of the artifacts hanging above your head from the sculpted steel support beams. The second floor was renovated in 2009 and reopened as the Clore Duffield Education Center. This is a family-friendly center that gives visitors of all ages a chance to touch exhibits and learn the ins and outs of archaeology. Use our Oxford vacation planner to add Pitt Rivers Museum and other attractions to your Oxford vacation plans.
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Pitt Rivers Museum reviews
I absolutely LOVE this museum! It's my favourite in the whole world. I've been coming here for the last 20 years. It's crammed with beautiful and interesting things. My favourite exhibit is the...
I absolutely LOVE this museum! It's my favourite in the whole world. I've been coming here for the last 20 years. It's crammed with beautiful and interesting things. My favourite exhibit is the... more »
Visited half term week so understandably very busy. Would probably recommend a quieter time,Having said that very interesting museum-Period Building-Cases stuffed with interesting artefacts-I think...
Visited half term week so understandably very busy. Would probably recommend a quieter time,Having said that very interesting museum-Period Building-Cases stuffed with interesting artefacts-I think... more »
This place is where the weird and wonderful go to take rest!! The most interesting artifacts I think I've ever seen inside a museum. The space itself is really awesome, I felt like I was in a movie and Indiana Jones may pop out from behind a cabinet at any moment. Really take your time in here. Look in and around things as there is so much to see. I especially liked the different masks, being a horror movie buff you can see where inspiration has come from in these sometimes unsettling masks. One could easily spend all day in there so leave plenty of time for your visit.
Great that you can access via history museum. Fascinating history of repressed people. Colonialism at its worst/best. Weapons, clothing, boats, decorations, and so much more all displayed in an accessible way. Lift as well as stairs. Easy for all.
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