Admission free, donations welcome. Groups must pre-book
10.00 - 16.30 Tuesday to Sunday
(and bank holiday Mondays)
12.00 - 16.30 Monday
From March to June there will be a pop-up cafe in the Old Library, serving locally roasted coffee, sandwiches and cakes. Open Thursdays - Sundays 10.00 - 16.00, Mondays 12.00 - 16.00 and every day during school holidays.
Easter Opening Hours
The Museum will be open from 10.00 - 16.30 every day throughout the Easter holiday period.
Please note that the Museum Shop will be closed from Monday 5 March until Friday 30 March for an exciting refurbishment. During this time there will be a small pop-up shop located in the Old Library.
Unfortunately there will be no access to the platform lift during this period. Visitors who are unable to use the front steps should enter the Museum via the South Door on Robinson Close, off South Parks Road (please see map below for directions). We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
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.
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 on side streets around the Museum. There are also five Park and Ride car parks (situated 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 is on Oxpens Road.
Access for visitors with disabilities
To help make the most of your visit to the Pitt Rivers, please download the access information booklet for visitors with disabilities. Please see the note above about access issues during March 2018.
There is a platform lift at the main entrance from the OUMNH for wheelchair and pushchair users. 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).
Baby care Breastfeeding is welcome in the Museum. Baby changing facilities are available on the ground floor.
Toilets There are accessible toilets on the ground floor.
Bags and Buggies Buggies are welcome in the Museum. All floors are accessible by lift. There are no cloakroom facilities in the Museum.
Food and Drink From March until the end of June 2018 there will be a pop-up café in the Old Library from Thursdays through to Sundays from 10.00 - 16.00 and every day during school holidays. Do also feel free to picnic on the lawn outside, but please don't eat in the Museum.
Shop The Museum shop sells a diverse selection of books and gifts, many at pocket-money prices.
Website Accessibility Statement
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 firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit this site for regular updates.