The Thames Valley Sights


Pitt Rivers Museum

A great chance to see a totem pole

Pitt Rivers Museum Review

More than half a million intriguing archaeological and anthropological items from around the globe, based on the collection bequeathed by Lieutenant-General Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt Rivers in 1884, are crammed into a multitude of glass cases and drawers. Items are organized thematically rather than geographically, an eccentric approach that's surprisingly thought-provoking. Labels are handwritten, and children are given flashlights to explore the farthest corners and spot the world's smallest dolly. Give yourself plenty of time to wander through the displays of shrunken heads, Hawaiian feather cloaks, and fearsome masks. Children will have a field day.

    Contact Information

  • Address: S. Parks Rd., Oxford, OX1 3PP | Map It
  • Phone: 01865/270927
  • Cost: Free, suggested donation £3
  • Hours: Mon. noon–4:30, Tues.–Sun. and national holidays 10–4:30
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  • Location: Oxford
Updated: 05-28-2014

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