Adults, Communities and Higher Education

The Pitt Rivers offers a range of programmes for adult visitors. If you can’t find what you need please give us a call.

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Saturday Spotlight

Specialist talks and tours on the third Saturday of the month at 14.30. They are free and there is no need to book.


Highlights tours

Volunteer lead tours take place in the Museum on Wednesdays at 14.30 and 15.15. They are free and there is no need to book.


1922.56Introductory talks for groups

Free introductions to the Museum and its collections. Please let us know at the time of booking if there are particular areas of the collections you are interested in.


After hours guided tours

A one hour guided tour showcasing the Museum’s highlights, cost £10.


Community Groups

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The Community Outreach Service provides free workshops and programmes for adult community groups, adult learners and family learning.

These outreach sessions involve handling real museum objects as well as a range of other hands-on activities. The sessions are delivered at your own venue and can be tailored to meet the needs of your group. The service also provides free workshops and guided tours at each of the museums and collections.
Oxford University Museums Community Outreach website.


Special Educational Needs

Visiting a museum and/or handling objects can be an enriching and stimulating experience for individuals with varying abilities and 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 (pdf) 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.

University Courses

The Pitt Rivers Museum houses one of the world's finest and best documented collections of ethnographic and archaeological artefacts, as well as ethnographic photographs and archival holdings. Teaching is central to the Museum's role and is continued today in the School of Anthropology, of which the Museum is a part, along with the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology (ISCA). More information about graduate study.