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Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3DZ, England
+44 1223 333516
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Much bigger than first thought!

We came here as it was a Sunday and was one of only a handful of museums open - it was also free... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JadeStrikesBack
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Colchester, United Kingdom
Awesome

Beautiful, must visit. Full of artefacts and history. Both museum are worth a stop. The expositions... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mathieu_Tardif
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Quebec City, Canada
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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%
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here as it was a Sunday and was one of only a handful of museums open - it was also free entry. At first it looked like it was only one small section, but then realised there were was a door leading to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful, must visit. Full of artefacts and history. Both museum are worth a stop. The expositions are well made.

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

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.

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Reviewed 23 December 2017

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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Reviewed 15 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
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