"Oxford's attic" Pitt Rivers Museum Tip by sourbugger
Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford: 11 reviews and 15 photos
Pitt Rivers, despite his filmstar name was a real person who after inheriting a large estate became an avid archeologist and collector of just about everything he could lay his hands on.
Founded from his various collections in 1884, the museum still occupies one large tiered room that is stuff full of objects from all over the world. Guns to mask, boats to skins it's all in there somewhere.
It's surprising that many people miss the museum entirely as it is located at the back of Oxford's natural history museum (various dinosaurs and dead bats on display). There is however a redevelopment going on at the moment, to be completed in spring 2009, that will re-open the original floorplan with an unrestricted view from the entrance to the impressive totem pole at the rear.
It's free, and great for kids (if you tear them away from the dinasaurs in the Natural history) and an amazing resource for anyone interested in ethnographic, archeological or anthropological fields.
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