The Pitt Rivers Museum is home to the University of Oxford’s anthropological, ethnographical and archaeological collections. Listed by The Times as the 11th best museum in the world, it houses more than half a million artefacts, photographs, manuscripts, film and sound archives. The Museum will be open as normal (10.00-16.30 each day) throughout Oxford Open Doors.
On Saturday 12th September ONLY join us for special opportunities to learn more about what’s in the Museum. In the morning (11.30) there’ll be an expert talk throwing light on overlooked aspects of the displays. In the afternoon (14.00, 14.45, 15.30), visit the Balfour Library, the Museum’s teaching and research library of 15,000 volumes. Meet the librarian, learn about the Museum’s history and see how real artefacts in the collections relate to the literature. Max 10 people per library visit. No booking required; first come, first served.