Pitt Rivers Museum Museums
South Parks Road
The Pitt Rivers Museum is the University of Oxford's museum of anthropology and world archaeology. Founded in 1884 following a gift to the University from General Pitt Rivers it retains its unique period atmosphere with dense displays of artefacts, many in the original wooden display cabinets. As a result, it has often been described as a 'Museum of Museums'. The museum is currently embarking on an extension to provide better provisions for the public, students and staff. The ground floor of the museum will remain open during these works but unfortunately the two upper floors will be closed until mid 2006.
The museum's displays contain an almost overwhelming variety of material from masks to magic, mummies to musical instruments. Highlights include a 40ft Totem pole, a witch in a bottle and a temporary exhibition of photographs taken in Iraq, by the renound traveller Wilfred Thesiger. .
AddressSouth Parks Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3PP
Opening times12pm - 4.30pm
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