Visit to MAA marks last stop on judges' tour

Ten finalists, five judges, one prize... the Museum of the Year judges head to Cambridge's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology for their final trip.

A friendly exhibit welcoming visitors at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

A friendly exhibit welcoming visitors at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

 Nominated for a two-year redevelopment completed in 2012, the judges enjoyed a two hour tour of the museum's new galleries which now offer wide-ranging temporary exhibitions and, for the first time, a display dedicated to the archaeology and history of Cambridge and its region. The Museum's collections span nearly two million years of human history across the inhabited globe. The oldest exhibit is a 1.8 million-year-old stone tool from Olduvai Gorge in East Africa; the newest exhibits come from contemporary artists.

Listen to Chair of the Judges Stephen Deuchar give his first impressions of his visit:

 

Venue details

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Downing Street Cambridgeshire CB2 3DZ 01223 333516 www.maa.cam.ac.uk

Entry details

Free entry to all

Tue – Sat, 10.30am – 4.30pm
Sun, 12noon – 4.30pm

Closed for approximately one week at Christmas and the New Year (please check website for dates) and on on Good Friday and Easter Sunday

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