Pitt-Rivers

Known as the ‘father of modern scientific archaeology’, General Pitt- Rivers made many important discoveries digging on Cranborne Chase between 1880 and 1900. This collection was given to the museum by the Government in lieu of death duty in 1975. It not only contains important local finds, but also hand made models of archaeological sites and ethnographic items from the former Pitt-Rivers Museum at Farnham, Dorset.