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Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford

(4.7/5 based on 2,600+ reviews on the web)
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. For Pitt Rivers Museum and beyond, use our Oxford family vacation planner to get the most from your Oxford vacation.
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  • This is a superb collection and well worth a trip. My wife and two kids thought that this was one of the highlights of the Oxford trip. My younger daughter was scared of the shrunken heads but the res...  more »
  • You definitely need to be interested in natural history if you're going here. Otherwise, you might find it a bit underwhelming. It sounds silly to say something like this and you're probably thinking ...  more »
  • An absolute must for children and adults alike. Very informative and great fun too. Will be back....again!!  more »
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  • Such a great exposition! Never too crowded, never a lack of things to do. A must visit for everyone!
  • One of the best museums I've ever visited. Absolutely brimming with character. The way the "collections" are constructed and displayed is very refreshing.
  • Great collection of artifacts from all world. If you are interested in historical things used by people around the world, you´ll be in heaven.
  • Great place full of oddities. Amazing array of exhibits. Kids will love the shrunken heads.
  • My favourite museum in Oxford. Not a place on can rush through. So many exhibits crammed in a tiny space. Either bring a lot of time or focus on just a few exhibits.