Local antiquities are displayed together with archaeological and ethnographic artefacts from around the world.

Originally founded in 1884, the museum has been at its current site since 1913. It reopened in May 2012 following refurbishment, and the following year was chosen as a finalist for Art Fund Museum of the Year.


Permanent collection

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.

Further highlights include material from Captain Cook's voyages; artefacts of British folklore and over 100,000 field photographs and negatives. The museum holds the most important collection of Fijian material outside Fiji and strong collections of Anglo Saxon objects and items from world prehistory, particularly the Palaeolithic era.

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Downing Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 3DZ

01223 333516

Website

Opening times

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

Free to all

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Valid to 31 December 2018

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