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The Old Curiosity (Shop) Museum

Advantages: Fascinating collection, creatively displayed
Disadvantages: Challenges your ideas of how a museum should display things

The Pitt Rivers Museum is a treasure chest of the weird and wonderful and should be a compulsory must-see place for every tourist visiting Oxford but sadly, it rarely is. Consequently those of us who know and love this quirky little museum are sometimes t ...

koshkha 04.11.2009 · Read full review
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Shrunken heads and Ivory!

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...I lived in Oxford for several and one of the most fascinating places I visited during that time has to be the Pitt Rivers museum. The Pitt Rivers museum is internationally famous for its anthropology and world archaeology. The museum was founded in 188 ...

anwar 24.09.2011 · Read full review
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A Case for Glass Cases

Advantages: Eclectic. Interesting. Friendly staff. Free
Disadvantages: Dark, odd, information labels hard to read.

Many museums, these days have bells and whistles. They have buttons to push, interactive displays with which to, well, interact and programmes galore to entice youngsters to learn. Other museums are resolutely Victorian, with dusty display cases and dusty ...

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Memories.....

Advantages: Its free! Educational, interesting, strange and amazing!
Disadvantages: You would need at least a good few hours to notice everything in it!!

...Many a weekend have I spent traipsing around Pitt Rivers museum. I must have been at least 3 times with my primary school, twice in secondary, once with my uncle from Australia and more recently with my Art coursework. All will be explained later!! You c ...

nadiawalton 02.09.2005 · Read full review
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So Many Books, So Little Time...

Advantages: Great visit for anyone who loves books and history, Excellent guide, Money supports the library
Disadvantages: Limited tour availability, Limited visitor facilities, Not suitable for younger children

"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library" ~ Jorge Luis Borges I am a bibliophile. I am married to another bibliophile. We are the sort of people who think that decorating consists mainly of arranging our furniture so that we c ...

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