The Thames Valley Sights

Pitt Rivers Museum

  • S. Parks Rd. Map It
  • Oxford
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's 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. Labels are handwritten, and items are organized thematically rather than geographically, an eccentric approach that's surprisingly thought-provoking. 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, as they use flashlights to explore the farthest corners and spot the world's smallest dolly.

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S. Parks Rd., Oxford, OX1 3PP, England

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  • Free (suggested donation £3)

Published 08/30/2016


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