South Parks Road Oxford OX1 3PP 01865 270 927
Who wouldn’t check out a witch in a bottle or a 36 foot totem pole, given half a chance? This atmospheric place presents a precious hoard of amazing anthropological and archaeological offerings, in a subtly lit atrium. Arm yourself with a wind-up torch for added thrills and check out such cabinets as ‘treatment of dead enemies’, body arts, ancient Egyptian mummies, weapons, as well as Samurai armour, mummified crocodiles and exotic masks. There are activity trails for kids at weekends and school holidays. Access is through the University Museum of Natural History, and let your imagination run wild.
Everyone asks where the shrunken heads are but there's so much more to see here. I didn't find it the first time I tried to visit as you literally have to go into the Natural History Museum and walk through to the back to find Pitt Rivers. It's darker and warmer in here but well worth seeing. You can borrow a wind-up torch for free and the Mouse Trail is excellent for under 10 year olds to encourage them to look at more displays.
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- Children's Activities
- Gift Shop
- Wheelchair Access