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Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

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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
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All reviews totem poles different cultures pitt rivers fascinating objects on display worth a visit anglo saxon downing street free admission fascinating place great collection hidden away cambridge area college buildings couple of hours totems tribe
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Of course, many different collections are here to enjoy. But I especially appreciate this archaeological history of Cambridge itself. Just in the last few years, digs around new housing and commercial areas have unearthed these post Roman Saxon age artifacts, and speaking to this mix...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Another excellent museum in the city centre. Free to enter. Specialist artefacts but easy for the amateur to enjoy the visit in a couple of hours or so.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yet another fabulous institution, just one of so many, that helps make a Cambridge a uniquely fascinating town. Very old fashioned, in beautiful buildings, filled with fascinating artefacts.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sebulus-Palmer
Reviewed 14 December 2018

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
Thank wingerzz
Reviewed 7 December 2018

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 31 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
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Response from Portmaid | Reviewed this property |
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