Pitt Rivers Tour

The Pitt Rivers Museum displays the archaeological and anthropological collections of the University of Oxford. Founded in 1884, its atmospheric Victorian building contains more than 500,000 objects, photographs, and manuscripts from all over the world. Admission is free.

Our group tour will be led by BPS members Lorraine Mepham and Dr Rosamund Cleal with the support of Professor Richard Bradley from the Oxford School of Archeology, who will join us for tea at St Hilda’s afterwards. Please email chair@barbara-pym.org if you wish to join the guided tour; numbers are limited.

We will meet at the museum, or you can join a group at St Hilda’s Lodge at 2:00 to walk to the museum, which is located approximately 1 mile, or a 20-minute walk, from the College. The entrance is through the Oxford University Museum of Natural History on Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW. Once in the Museum of Natural History, walk straight past the dinosaurs and turn left at the statue of Darwin, where you will find the Pitt Rivers’ arched door. Click here for more information.

Numbers for the guided tour will be limited, but individuals are also welcome to visit the museum on their own.