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Opening hours


CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Following Government guidance, the Pitt Rivers Museum will be closed to the public until further notice. During this time we invite you to enjoy the Museum & collections online.

Monday: 12pm - 4.30pm

Tuesday to Sunday: 10am - 4.30pm (we are also open 10am - 4.30pm on half term Mondays).

Entry to the Museum is free, but as a charity we'd really appreciate a donation to support our work. 

The Museum is regularly packed with visitors, and it is hard for us to accomodate groups unannounced. If you are bringing a group of 10 or more, please book in advance

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The entrance to the Pitt Rivers Museum is through the Oxford University Museum of Natural History (OUMNH) on Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PW.

Once in the Museum of Natural History, walk straight past the dinosaurs and take a left at the statue of Darwin, that is where you will find the Pitt Rivers' arched door.

Access to some evening events and disabled parking is via the Pitt Rivers Museum’s South Entrance in Robinson Close, off South Parks Road.

Pitt Rivers Museum
South Parks Rd

Phone number
+44 (0)1865 613 000


Parking and public transport

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

Download our map of the Museum and Oxford city centre.

Are you a visitor with special or additional needs, or are a carer of a visitor with additional needs? Please see our access guide.

Photography, sketching and art materials

Please note, we have portable stools that you can borrow from the information desk. Many of our visitors find these useful if they are spending a number of hours in the Museum, or are intending to sketch the collections. 

Art materials

You may bring:

  • graphite pencils
  • coloured pencils
  • fine-line pens
  • biros
  • collage materials such as tissue paper, fabric and string
  • scissors
  • water-based glue sticks
  • staplers
  • boards without clips

As the Museum is full of objects, some openly displayed, we do not allow the use of:

  • wet materials
  • charcoal
  • pastels

If you decide to do a collage in the Museum, we'd greatly appreciated if you take all your materials with you.


You may use flash photography.

Camera tripods are not allowed without written permission of the Museum.

Out of respect, we prefer if you do not make images of human remains to share on social media.