To help make the most of your visit to the Pitt Rivers, please consult our access guide which shows the accessible entrances, lifts and toilets within the Museum


Wheelchair access

There is a platform lift at the main entrance from the Museum of Natural History for wheelchair and pushchair users. There is also level access into the Museum via the South Entrance on Robinson Close. An accessible parking space (close to this entrance) can be booked in advance on a first come first served basis (telephone 01865 613 000).

Other facilities include a lift to all floors, infrared hearing support systems (at reception, in the shop and in the lecture theatre) and an adapted toilet and baby change facility.

Hearing support systems

There are induction loops at the Welcome Desk and South Door reception desk. The lecture room and seminar room have infrared hearing support systems and receivers are available upon request.

Easy Read Guide

Please download or pick up a copy of our Easy Read Guide in the Museum. This is a visual guide to the Museum, which can help you find your way around and make the most of your visit.

Guide Dogs and Assistance Animals

The Museum welcomes visitors with assistance animals. If you are visiting with an assistance animal, please note the following:

  • We request all assistance animals to be on a lead where possible and expect them to not wander freely throughout the Museum.
  • We politely request that assistance animals wear a harness or jacket whilst in the Museum to help identify them to staff and visitors.
  • If you are planning to make a visit with an assistance animal other than a dog, we would be grateful if you could contact the Museum in advance to let our Visitor Services team know to expect you:

Sadly, the Museum can’t accept visits from pets because ‘passenger’ insects that travel in, or live on, animals pose a threat to our collections and can quickly damage or destroy the textiles, feathers, skins and other organic materials which make the collections unique and irreplaceable.

Autism-Friendly Openings

The Museum holds relaxed morning opening sessions allowing families with members on the Autism spectrum to explore the Museum collections in a quiet environment. See our What's On page for more details of when these sessions are taking place and how to book.

Blue Badge parking

Access to accessible parking is via the Pitt Rivers Museum’s South Entrance in Robinson Close, off South Parks Road. This space can be booked in advance on a first come first served basis (telephone 01865 613 000).

Parking for visitors without a blue badge

There is pay and display parking close to the Museum on Mansfield Road, Keble Road and Blackhall Road. View parking fees and locations.

There are five Park and Ride car parks  (on the A40 at Headington; Redbridge, Abingdon Road, near Kennington; Pear Tree Roundabout, Woodstock Road; Water Eaton, Banbury Road, Kidlington; and Seacourt at Botley). The coach park, and main car park for the city, is on Oxpens Road (click here for more information).

Download our map of the Museum and Oxford City Centre. (Opens PDF)