Back in 2013 I finally made it along to the Pitt Rivers Museum and Natural History Museum in Oxford (both conveniently located in the same building, very nice.) At the time, the Natural History Museum was undergoing a bit of a refurb, so everything was a bit packed up and wrapped in plastic – which to many people would be a bummer, but I very much enjoyed.
Here are my photographs.
I genuinely really loved that rather than close the museum entirely during this refit, they kept everything out so you could see how they are stored, how things are packed up and kept safe while they are moved around.
I have of course been again since, and its a really really great museum, possibly one of my favourites (I probably say that about every Natural History Museum right? Who cares they’re all good) and I’ve got a couple of pictures to share from my last trip which I’ll get up soon. I haven’t got any photographs of the Pitt Rivers Museum, because its dark as hades in there and so magical I didn’t even think about taking photographs, so busy I was oohing and aahing at trepanned skulls. Just go yourself sometime. Its worth it.