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Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3DZ, England
+44 1223 333516
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Huge totem pole!

This is a free museum featuring a huge array of fascinating items produced by various... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Adrian B
Sheffield, United Kingdom
free to visit and excellant displays

we enjoyed the displays and its located in a nice old building. friendly staff too. it has a lift... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
dave b
Eastham, 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 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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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3DZ, England
+44 1223 333516
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a free museum featuring a huge array of fascinating items produced by various tribes,communities etc. around the developing world. It is a gorgeous building and the collection is really accessible. Children will marvel at the huge totem pole and adults will have a...More

Thank Adrian B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we enjoyed the displays and its located in a nice old building. friendly staff too. it has a lift to the upper floors and the shop was inexpensive too.

Thank dave b
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We weren't able to spent much time, 40 minutes, in the museum but it was well worth it. The exhibits are full of objects from around the world, from natives from North America to the south Pacific to Asia. Enjoyed our time there.

Thank Wayne B
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Visited during my lunch break. Free & had no idea how much was in there. Really needed more than 1 visit.

Thank GaryandCarol52
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Visited this lovely well presented museum today. It was very informative with very friendly and helpful staff, especially Petra and Sheleese who welcomed us into the museum. We were drawn to museum after reading the witty and interesting facebook posts. What a great museum to...More

Thank jenny t
Reviewed 10 September 2017

This small museum has items from all over the world, as well as artifacts from the Cambridge region. Some beautiful and amazing artifacts are intelligently displayed.

Thank gmmtroll
Reviewed 29 August 2017

A nice peaceful location away from the traffic of Cambridge. There are a lot of interesting exhibits and the bonus is that entrance to the museum is free. It is situated close to the Sedgwick Museum of Geology.

Thank historybuff666
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Much better display of exhibits than the Sedgewick. Felt wanted to linger here longer. Free ( as was Sedgewick).

Thank librarian48
Reviewed 19 August 2017

This is a must visit museum, there are so many artefacts from all over the world, from a very large totem pole, to the most delicate piece of glass lots of these found in the Cambridge area, pictures are allowed as long as you don't...More

Thank shellybluebear192
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

The MAA is a magnificent museum and a must see when in Cambridge. There are so many artifacts from all corners of the world it has to be seen to be believed. So much history and you can spend all day in there.

Thank ianwebb75
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