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Pitt Rivers museum

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The much-loved Pitt Rivers Museum is unlike any other.

Founded in 1884, it houses within an atmospheric building more than 500,000 objects, photographs and manuscripts from all over the world, and from all periods of human existence.

The Museum has consciously cultivated its characteristic layout: artefacts are arranged by type into a ‘democracy of things’, rather than by time or region.

This reveals fascinating distinctions and parallels across cultures, and encourages questions about the ways in which humanity tackles problems, and creates, understands and embraces life across the world.

Within these are exceptional objects of ritual significance, and objects made for tourists or trade.

There's an assortment of family trails to pick up at the information desk. Alternatively, bring one that you have downloaded at home.

Visit their website for more information.

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