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Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology

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Curator Mark Elliott at Twilight at the Museums 2013

Address/Location

Downing Street
Cambridge
Cambs
CB2 3DZ

Contact

Tel: 01223 333516

The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Cambridge displays 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, and great recent and contemporary works reflect the diversity of peoples worldwide. MAA’s collections span nearly two million years of human history, on all six inhabited continents, and together with rich documentary and photographic collections, they reveal much about not only archaeology and anthropology, but also about world art and world history.

Among highlights are important collections from the voyages of Captain Cook, a great Haida totem pole, and rich Roman and Anglo-Saxon collections from Cambridge and the region. Our oldest object is a 1.8 million year old stone tool from Olduvai Gorge, whist the newest are made by contemporary artists. MAA is particularly known for its innovative exhibitions that draw contemporary artists into dialogue with its historic collections, and a temporary exhibition space allows us to showcase communities and themes that emerge from the vast collections of nearly one million objects.

Opening Times

Opening Times (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
DayTimes
MondayClosed*
Tuesday10:3016:30*
Wednesday10:3016:30*
Thursday10:3016:30*
Friday10:3016:30*
Saturday10:3016:30*
Sunday12:0016:30*

* Closed for a week during Christmas and Easter

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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