Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
4.5
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
About
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 and histories over millennia. Great recent and contemporary works reflect the diversity of peoples worldwide, and the resilience of indigenous cultures confronted by globalisation
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  • Una O
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great way to spend a couple of hours on a rainy day in Cambridge.
    Loved this museum. The ground floor houses items and artefacts found in the locality over the years. Some items date back thousands of years. Upstairs there are items from all over the world representing local skills and traditions. Its a fascinating place, free to enter and staffed by lovely, friendly and helpful people.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 9 August 2023
  • Manfred B
    138 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Museum with Fascinating Art and Artefacts
    We visited the Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, which had been recommended to us as it holds World-class Collections of Art and Artefacts from all over the World. We were fascinated by the many objects ranging from Stone Tools and Ancient Pots to Tribal Sculptures and Paintings by famous Artists. This Museum is well worth a Visit whilst in Cambridge. Admission is free.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 September 2023
  • K Prashad
    Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom33 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small but interesting!
    Popped in for a quick look around and pleasantly surprised at the number of interesting exhibits. Particularly taken with a group of European students having a fascinating discussion about race! Great place to while away a couple of hours if you’re in the area.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 February 2024
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Duncan McDonald
East Kilbride, UK138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
A small museum covering three floors with an eclectic selection of artefacts from around the world. Free entry and we spent an hour and a half going round. I was especially interested in the way they covered the issue of whether artefacts should be returned to their original countries which is a thorny issue just now with arguments for both side. A very interesting and diverse collection. Well worth a visit.
Written 5 July 2021
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Humphman
Kessingland, UK586 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
This is a lovely museum full of interesting artifacts and information. It's not very big so you can see all of it in less than 2 hours but it is a good couple of hours and well worth doing. The shop is very expensive and we baulked at buying a souvenir because of this.
Written 27 March 2023
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Manfred B
138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We visited the Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, which had been recommended to us as it holds
World-class Collections of Art and Artefacts from all over the World.
We were fascinated by the many objects ranging from Stone Tools and Ancient Pots to Tribal Sculptures and Paintings by famous Artists.
This Museum is well worth a Visit whilst in Cambridge. Admission is free.
Written 27 September 2023
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Una O
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Loved this museum. The ground floor houses items and artefacts found in the locality over the years. Some items date back thousands of years. Upstairs there are items from all over the world representing local skills and traditions. Its a fascinating place, free to enter and staffed by lovely, friendly and helpful people.
Written 9 August 2023
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Sarah E
170 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
Extremely interesting if you want to know more about a huge swathe of cultures around the world. We were pre-warned there is a full human skeleton on display in case it frightened our six year old but of course, she wanted to see it twice 🤣
The totem poles are astounding and you can see them from the ground and a walkway above to take in the sheer height. I loved this place but unfortunately with a little one, we couldn’t stand and read as much as we wanted.
The gift shop is great and she got a little “worry doll” which she enjoyed.
Staff so helpful and friendly. Thank you!
Written 22 August 2021
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penny n
Cambridge, UK66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Friends
I visited yesterday as a carer with two adults with learning disabilities and I have to say how lovely the lady was in there, explaining all about the totem pole to us. She was both informative and patient as she answered their many questions.
I’d definitely recommend a visit to this, then the geology one a few doors down
Written 28 September 2022
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Mick R
Corfu Town, Greece948 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Friends
Absolutely fascinating museum providing a world wide tour of different cultures as well as information on Cambridges past. Friendly staff, but there was a strong perfume/cleaning smell all long the staircase which may affect allergies. Highly recommend a visit.
Written 4 February 2022
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K Prashad
Leighton Buzzard, UK33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Popped in for a quick look around and pleasantly surprised at the number of interesting exhibits. Particularly taken with a group of European students having a fascinating discussion about race! Great place to while away a couple of hours if you’re in the area.
Written 22 February 2024
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Clare M
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Went to visit on the 28 December. I called to see if they were open the voicemail said they would be their website said they were open Google said they were open. They were closed! Very disappointed a triumph of education over intelligence. They couldn't even manage a note on the door. Very disappointing.
Written 29 December 2023
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Karen M
53 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
Artefacts from all over the world and from Cambridge itself. Free to enter. Worth a visit and bound to find something to interest you. Slightly dark "close" atmosphere though the atrium upstairs is more impressive. No cafe but a small shop area with some nice things.
Written 20 June 2022
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