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Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

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Address: Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3DZ, England
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+44 1223 333516
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10:30 - 16:30
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Sun 12:00 - 16:30
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Come to the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of...

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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Beautiful collection

Absolutely stunning collection with easy to digest information. Great place to go if you have a few hours. We came on a rainy day, wish they had a cloakroom so we wouldn't have to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Rebeka O
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely stunning collection with easy to digest information. Great place to go if you have a few hours. We came on a rainy day, wish they had a cloakroom so we wouldn't have to carry our wet coats around...

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Thank Rebeka O
Cambridge
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A truly fascinating museum with a great collection especially the 30 foot totem pole. Well worth a visit.

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Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had nice afternoon at museum of archaeology and anthropology. Lots to see! Well worth to visit. Free admission!

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St.Ives
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the museum several years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it so when the opportunity to visit by Torchlight arose we jumped at the chance. It's amazing how something as simply as turning the light low and using torches can enhance the experience so much. There were lots of knowledgeable staff on hand to give a little extra info on... More 

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Kenilworth
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here it's not what we expected normally artifacts are numbered but not here some are but not a lot which made it a bit same old same bones and stones if your studying here it's great but if not a bit boring

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Thank Am M
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the museum. I am sorry to hear that you found the museum boring. We do have a lot of stone artefacts in our collections, but we hope there is something for everyone to enjoy, and please be assured that we will take your comments about the lack of numbers... More 

England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One day I was walking to the Fitzwilliam Museum to kill time, while my daughters spent time in Cambridge. I noticed this museum. Having never seen it, I went in to take a peek. Several happy hours later, I went to find my daughter. No need for another museum. This was full of history, artifacts and info. Highly interesting! Some... More 

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Buxton, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

A very interesting museum with a huge totem pole as a centre piece. It is three floors each one worth seeing. If you have a couple of hours spare go visit.

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Cambridge
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Another museum in Cambridge that isnt publicised enough. Superb collection of artifacts for the size of museum with a very broad selection, interesting as something to do but no doubt fascinating if you have particular interest in anthropology and ethnic history. Feels a little old fashioned in the way its laid out and the lack of any real interactivity, more... More 

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Thank Alex H
Management response:

Thank you very much for your review of the museum. Sorry to hear that you found the museum to not be interactive. We are hoping to redisplay the first and second floors in the future and will take your comments into account. We do hope you visit us again soon. More 

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

It is worth a visit if you are passing by. We found it informative - we did not expect much and hence were not disappointed. Very old-fasioned but in a nice way.

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Holsworthy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We passed an hour on a cold winter morning just browsing the galleries. A very well set out "world tour" on ethnicity, with fascinating artefacts. The displays on childhood through the ages (Dec 16) were well done and thought provoking.

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