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Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

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This is how museums used to be. glazed wooden, cabinets stone staircases, glazed vaulted and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Newmarket, United Kingdom

Good Museum with a wealth of exhibits. Well displayed and good for all ages. Worth visiting, lots... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
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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 how museums used to be. glazed wooden, cabinets stone staircases, glazed vaulted and galleried 1st floor exhibits area where worldwide and local interests mingle. Allow a half day for the curious natured or for the more discernable visitor, a day well spent.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good Museum with a wealth of exhibits. Well displayed and good for all ages. Worth visiting, lots to learn.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 10 November 2018

Such a great museum to come and visit it will keep you occupied for a couple of hours so much to see

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

The display were laid out over three floors. The exhibit focused on objects associated with different people groups from ancient times to recent decades. Some of the display were just amazing but some are associated with demons. The Benin bronze were majestic, it's a shame...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

I have been going here since I was a child as it is amazing. It has the best written information, really really interesting with lots for children and adults. the ground floor is new and not very interesting but upstairs is wonderful. Luckily they havent...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jm134
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Free to get in , the grandchildren all loved it especially our young dinosaur enthusiast. The collection is far bigger than expected, so well worth the visit. Set in a beautiful area snuggled in between college buildings. Take a look, won't be disappointed.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Louise D
Reviewed 30 August 2018

3 floors of artifacts and a small gift shop. Totem Poles, ancient rowing boats, sculptures, a Tutankamun room of photos. Native Indian artifacts and from South America

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Julie B
Reviewed 19 August 2018

We went to see the Harry Burton Photographic exhibition and although not large, it was well laid out and presented, giving an insight into the use and importance of photographs for the Tutankhamun discovery. Worth a visit if you are in the slightest interested in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Wiggster
Reviewed 16 August 2018

A free museum in Cambridge with lots of information on where the relics were found around Cambridge and elsewhere

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Swindy1953
Reviewed 14 August 2018

We found this museum whilst wandering around Cambridge so glad we did, there was so much to see on the different floors with many exhibits. There is also the photographs from the opening of Tutankhamen tomb. Worth going to as also a beautiful building

Date of experience: August 2018
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Tony U
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