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Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford

(4.7/5 based on 2,400+ 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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  • Very intresting but sometimes could not read the labels on the exhibits. The shrunken heads were very cool and never seen anything like it. 
  • The collection is huge, we only saw one floor. Although there are wonderful artifacts I wish there was a general introduction to what was presented instead of just a giant collection of items. 
  • A great museum with such a wonderful and intriguing collection. There is something new to see round every corner! Great for both adults and children! Defiantly try to find the shrunken heads and if av...  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.