Pitt-Rivers Collection

Please note: Our Pitt-Rivers collection is currently in storage - it will be redisplayed in our new archaeology galleries which will open Spring 2014

Pitt-Rivers was one of the leading anthropologists and archaeologists of the Victorian age. He is regarded as having been a generation ahead of his time and is often described as the 'father of scientific archaeology.' In 1975 Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum was gifted the Wessex collections by HM Treasury. Here they are used to illustrate the life and work of this extraordinary man.