Welcome to the Pitt Rivers Museum.

Famous for its period atmosphere and outstanding collections from many cultures around the world, past and present.

Discover masks, magic charms and amulets, jewellery, boats, baskets and body decoration, toys, tools, weapons, musical instruments and so much more.

Admission is free – Groups must prebook

10.00 - 16.30 Tuesday to Sunday
(and Bank Holiday Mondays)
12.00 - 16.30 Monday

The entrance to the Pitt Rivers Museum is through the Oxford University Museum of Natural History (MNH) on Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PW. The Museum’s entrance is at the far wall of the MNH. Visitors need to walk across the ground floor to reach it.

See map for location and entrances

Access for disabled visitors
To help make the most of your visit to the Pitt Rivers, please view the access information booklet for visitors with disabilities.

Wheelchair access
There is a platform lift at the main entrance from the MNH for wheelchair and pushchair users. There is also level access into the Museum via the South door on Robinson Close (directions in the location section). A disabled parking space (close to this entrance) can be booked in advance on a first come first served basis. Tel. 01865 270927.

Other facilities include: A lift to all floors, a hearing loop (at reception, in the shop and in the lecture theatre) and adapted toilet and baby change facility.

The Museum Shop sells a diverse range of products, many of which are Fair Trade, alongside books, pocket money items and something a bit more individual for the perfect gift.

Shop Opening hours
10.00 - 16.30 Tuesday to Sunday
(and Bank Holiday Mondays)
12.00 - 16.30 Monday

The Museum unfortunately cannot offer parking facilities. Vehicles parking in the University's Science Area without a permit are liable to be wheel-clamped.

We suggest that you look for parking in either the side streets around the Museum or at the multi-storey car park. There are also five Park and Ride car parks situated on the outskirts of Oxford. The coach park is on Oxpens Road. The walk from the coach park and the multi-storey car parks to the Museum is about half an hour.

Visitors to the Pitt Rivers are welcome to use stills cameras in the Museum and to be aware that photographs are for private non-commercial use only.

The use of video cameras, monopods and tripods are not permitted.

General enquiries please telephone 01865 270927,
fax 01865 270943 or email press@prm.ox.ac.uk