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Pitt Rivers Museum

South Parks Road, OXFORD, OX1 3PP

The collections held at the museum (founded in 1884) are internationally acclaimed, and somewhat unusually organized. The museum contains objects from different cultures of the world and various periods, all grouped by type or purpose. Highlights include a striking 36-foot-high totem pole, a monkey-skull that boys from a headhunting tribe used to imitate adults, like a modern child might play with a toy kitchen, and a bottle that supposedly contains a witch who would be released if said bottle ever broke.

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Tel: 01865 270927
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Free Free admission

Opening times

Open all year, Tue-Sun & BH Mon 10-4.30, Mon 12-4.30. Contact museum for Xmas & Etr opening times
Average visit 1.5hrs





Fully accessible. Audio loop, accessible trail, audio tour, large print for special exhibitions, wheelchair & electric scooter hire

Pitt Rivers Museum
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10 min walk from city centre, visitors entrance on Parks Rd through the Oxford University Museum of Natural History

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