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Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3DZ, England
+44 1223 333516
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Stopped to fill a few moments but stayed over an hour

We stopped at this museum during a day in Cambridge, initially just to fill a quiet spell before... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Small, quaint, and just enough for a quick visit.

The exhibits are all of interest - no boring displays of the same old, same old. It covers... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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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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  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3DZ, England
Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3DZ, England
+44 1223 333516
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We stopped at this museum during a day in Cambridge, initially just to fill a quiet spell before lunch. However we found the museum fascinating and spent much longer than planned, looking at exhibits.

Thank Dai365
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The exhibits are all of interest - no boring displays of the same old, same old. It covers indigenous people from Asia to the Americas. The kids will love the kayaks and the short videos. And the fact that it is free is an added...More

Thank Imafoodaholic
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Interesting small museum that we just stumbled onto during our walk around Cambridge. We did not even know it was there! The galleries are well designed, small, but nicely lit for easy viewing. Quite informative. Everyone was very friendly there. Very much enjoyed our visit!...More

Thank pasowine
Reviewed 25 November 2017

one of my favourites in Cambridge. The museum has a brilliant small exhibition of Indian Tribal Artefacts - Well worth a look if you are passing Free entry

Thank Albia-Newton
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Literally came in 30 minutes before closing to see one of the India exhibitions and staff were kind enough to let us in. It was free which was great. A small exhibit but really lovely showcasing. They had a little shop as well which had...More

Thank LondonTravellerZi
Reviewed 9 November 2017

we visited the museum of anthropology and found it fascinating. unlike many of the larger museums it wasn't over-crowded and we had the opportunity for a really good look around.

Thank 2wirralwanderers
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Sister museum to Sedgwicks Museum of Geology but this 'wing' is dedicated to Archaeology (mostly local to Cambridge) and to Anthropology with native artifacts from around the world - as diverse and clothing and HUGE totem poles ... well worth a visit and suprisingly interesting

Thank JPR_101
Reviewed 16 October 2017

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 22 September 2017

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
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