Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Oxfordshire  /  Oxford  /  Pitt Rivers Museum

Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford

4.7
#2 of 11 in Museums in Oxford
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.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Pitt Rivers Museum
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Pitt Rivers Museum Reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
3,810 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • The almost nice museum in Oxfordshire, a lot of pieces and a fantastic experience for a great time. 👌🏻  more »
  • First visited 1983 as an Oxford undergrad student. Coming back in 2019, 36 years later, all the precious memories and artefacts are still there. Fun to share with my children. This place has...  more »
  • One could spend many days at the Pitt-Rivers. An unreformed Victorian museum of countless THINGS from innumerable cultures from shrunken heads to lacemaking machine, Hopi ceramics to Pacific shields.....  more »
Google
  • Wow! What a great museum! The display of all objects is very cleverly done. It is interesting and fun, suitable for all ages and for every taste. Highly recommend
  • It's great to have access to such a great museum for free! :) It's also sad to see the humanity history through the wars that we have been battling along the centuries. Pitt Rivers shows a wide collection of battle equipment such as guns, swords, amours, battleships and many more, showing how different cultures had different costumes and ways of fighting, and how war shaped our history. They have currently an exhibition of Syrians and how war affected their life, which was really great too.
  • My teenage daughters and I really enjoyed our visit today. Lots of interesting artifacts and many different animals, birds, insects and fossils to look at. There is a cafe for snacks and drinks and nice toilets.
  • This quirky museum is well worth a visit! It is free entry for all and satisfies all cravings for the weird and wonderful. The collection here is fascinating and the handwritten labels add to the charm and beauty of this unique place. The cabinet containing the shrunken heads is always crowded but there are many other things to learn about here!
  • Great place to stroll around in, has tons of information and objects from magic, ships and samurai's. Some parts are very cramped. They also have a mice game where there are multiple mice around for you to find (great for children).

Plan your trip to Oxford

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Oxford

See all ›
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Oxford

4.0
Duration: 2 hours
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
3.8
Duration: 3 hours
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Oxford

4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes

Parks in Oxford

4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Oxford

See all ›
4.7
Duration: 1 hour
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes

Nearby attractions in Oxford

4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
5.0
Duration: 3 hours
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Plans to Pitt Rivers Museum by other users

48 days in United Kingdom, France & Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 16 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 3 days in Oxfordshire & Lower Oddington BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in United Kingdom & Dublin BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 5 days in Oxfordshire BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 2 days in Oxford BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 1 day in Oxford BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 59 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, popular sights Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 57 days in London BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, culture, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 9 days in London BY A USER FROM ISRAEL August, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 36 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 31 days in London & Philippines BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans