Visiting the Museum
Admission free - Groups must pre-book
10.00 - 16.30 Tuesday to Sunday
(and bank holiday Mondays)
12.00 - 16.30 Monday
The Museum Shop is also open at these times.
Lower Gallery closure 28 July - 5 September.
Installation of a new case to accommodate the newly researched and conserved collection of artefacts from Captain Cooks second voyage.
The entrance to the Pitt Rivers Museum is through the Oxford University Museum
Natural History (OUMNH) on Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PW. The Pitt Rivers' entrance
is at the far wall of the OUMNH. Visitors need to walk across the ground floor
to reach it. Please note that access to some evening events is via the Museum’s South Entrance in Robinson Close, off South Parks Road.
See Map for location and entrances (pdf)
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 A40 at Headington; Red Bridge at the bottom of the Abingdon Road, near Kennington; Pear Tree Roundabout, Woodstock Road; Water Eaton, Banbury Road, Kidlington and Seacourt at Botley). 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.
Access for disabled visitors
To help make the most of your visit to the Pitt Rivers, please download the access information booklet for visitors with disabilities.
There is a platform lift at the main entrance from the OUMNH for wheelchair
and pushchair user. There is also level access into the Museum via the South door on Robinson Close (directions
in location section above). 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 virtual tour shows the layout of the collection and gives a good indication of what to expect on your visit.
You might also like to watch the following film about the Museum collections: Taking the Past into the Future: A Visit to the Pitt Rivers Museum. This forty five minute audiovisual introduction to the Pitt Rivers Museum, with Sir David Attenborough, is illustrated with 172 photographs of the artefacts mentioned. A large print transcript is available (PDF).
Details of the Museum's accessibility statement.
If you are uncertain about any of the information above or have further questions please contact the Museum (01865 270927 or email@example.com) or visit this site for regular updates.