Booking a group visit

group visit at the museum

From April 1st 2016, Oxford University Museums: (The Ashmolean Museum, The Museum of the History of Science; the Museum of Natural History and the Pitt Rivers Museum) will be introducing charging for their education sessions for schools.

The income realised through school charges will help sustain the Museums’ award winning schools’ service. 



Charging Menu for Schools - Pitt Rivers Museum 

Once you have explored these pages please contact us on 01865 613031 or to book your visit. 

Tuesday to Friday 10.00 – 16.30 (and bank holiday Mondays)
Monday 12.00 – 16.30. Please check at Christmas and Easter.


There is limited space available for lunch bookings. If you would like a space for lunch, please discuss this when making your booking. Lunch can be eaten on the Museum lawn and in the nearby University Parks in fine weather. No eating or drinking is allowed in the museum.

Cancellation Policy

If more than 28 days before the date of your visit you will receive a full refund.
If less than 28 days before the date of your visit you will be invoiced for the full amount.

Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

Access to the Pitt Rivers is gained through the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. If you also wish to visit the Oxford University Museum of Natural History please book separately on 01865 282451 or school visit

Language school visits

Visiting as a group: it is essential for all groups planning to visit the Museum to make a booking. Please contact our bookings service on 01865 613031 or

Bookings for international groups and language schools can only be made for these times:
Mon-Fri: 14:00 or 15:00
Sun: 10:00 or 11:00
UK school holidays: 10.00 – 11.00 and 11.00 – 12.00, except Monday

See our booking information sheet (PDF) for details.

Special Educational Needs

For all our education programmes, we welcome individuals with special educational needs. If possible, please tell us of any particular needs you have at the time of booking. To help make the most of your visit to the Pitt Rivers, please download the access information booklet for visitors with disabilities

The Pitt Rivers Museum is dedicated to providing high quality services for all users and welcomes comments and feedback to help us develop our educational work further.

Bookings: 01865 613031 email: