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Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford

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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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  • not built on sensations but on very interesting bits and pieces especially in the collection in the back rooms. beautiful architecture to be marvelled at.  more »
  • What a great museum ! Interesting and well set out ! Not because of it being in Oxford, but it did have a slight feeling of the "Room of Requirements" about it - In a nice way. I will end by saying th...  more »
  • After a long awaited visited I must confess I was disappointed. I found the range of artefacts extremely limited and was saddened to see plastic re-creations of creatures from a far past. I was not su...  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.