Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Our new favourite Museum

We had a day out in Oxford on Sunday and were blown away by the super, fantastic, amazing Pitt Rivers Museum.

The Pitt Rivers Museum was founded in 1884 when Lt.-General Pitt Rivers, an influential figure in the development of archaeology and evolutionary anthropology, gave his collection to the University.

It's an eclectic mix of the functional, strange and curious, some 300,000 objects in all.

We thought Izzy was a hoarder but she's no match for Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt Rivers!


pea said...

Oh, super and fantastic museum!

nicolakillen said...

I went there drawing when I was a student many years ago.....I loved the way everything was thrown together. Having seen your pics i definitely want to return!

Esther Cox said...

Its possibly my favourite place. Did you find the witch in a silver bottle?

Natalia Komis said...

I have been wanting to go for ages!! Looks so exciting! Pics are lovely :)
much love