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Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

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Come to the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Cambridge to see world-class collections of art and artefacts from all over the world. Objects ranging from stone tools and pots to sculptures and paintings represent cultures...more
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Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3DZ, England
+44 1223 333516
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a terrific museum, with a huge totem pole, samurai armour, bark clothing, whaling canoe, you name it, they have it plus exhibits from local digs. Friendly staff work here if you have any questions, and apart from a school class, few tourists make...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Peter S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a walk around some of the university’s we decided that this place may be of interest. It’s free to get into and that’s always a bonus. As we walked in the reception person introduced herself and talked a little about how best to view...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank dazzer2001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With so many colleges to visit, as well as the Gallery, this is an easy place to miss. But it's centrally located, and once inside, you won't fail to be interested. Wonderful for a rainy day of course, but worth a visit on a nice...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Accrington155
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed walking around three levels of this museum. Lots to see with impressive artefacts and great info on each. Some great pieces from Bali, Canada, Papa New Guinea and lots of other cool places.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ashmore32
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A small enough place but packs a lot in. I heard a guide say they only have 0.05% items on display at any 1 time which is a bit of a shame. They divide sections into different countries and give some background on it and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I could have spent a lot longer in this museum, looking at the exhibits and information. The Totem Pole was amazing, I didn't realise they were so tall!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 905jackiei
Reviewed 13 February 2019

this was a total surprise well set out gives plenty to talk about time flew but we will revisit to finish off

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 February 2019

... here’s a do-it-yourself poster (top right) for Cambridgeshire farmers to help identify potential sites in their farms and not proceed to destroy it. 2. Upstairs you’ll find the tallest totem pole now in Cambridge. 3. The department has also spent considerable resources in predynasty...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 26 January 2019 via mobile

A great collection, interpreted in an interesting way. The museum is split over several floors. The collection shows a range of cultures and origins of people, with material from across the world, some is interpreted in detail, like the Cambridge archaeology, covering earliest periods to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

Of course, many different collections are here to enjoy. But I especially appreciate this archaeological history of Cambridge itself. Just in the last few years, digs around new housing and commercial areas have unearthed these post Roman Saxon age artifacts, and speaking to this mix...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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11 November 2018|
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Yes there are seats as you go round but they might not be where you want to draw. Not sure if there are any rules about drawing in this museum but we did see groups of students drawing in other University museums so it could... More