The Thames Valley Sights

Pitt Rivers Museum

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

Published 08/18/2015

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. 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.

Sight Information


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

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Sight Details:

  • Free, suggested donation £3
  • Mon. noon–4:30, Tues.–Sun. and holiday Mon. 10–4:30

Published 08/18/2015


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