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The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, also known as MAA, at the University of Cambridge houses the University's collections of local antiquities, together with archaeological and ethnographic artefacts from around the world. The museum is located on the University's Downing Site, on the corner of Downing Street and Tennis Court Road. In 2013 it reopened following a major refurbishment of the exhibition galleries, with a new public entrance directly on to Downing Street.
|Tuesday||10:30 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Wednesday||10:30 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Thursday||10:30 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Friday||10:30 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Saturday||10:30 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Sunday||12:00 – 4:30 PM|
There are great things, I came because a friend brought me here and I ended up having fun, the guides explain very well and answer the questions you ask them in a good way, I recommend it.
Fantastic museum, with a very friendly welcome and lots of stuff for the kids to do. We really enjoyed it and found every floor fascinating.
Lots of interesting artefacts and items in here. There's plenty of stuff from all over the world ranging from a samurai outfit to a rather large totem pole. Not a large museum, but still a nice place to while away an hour or so.
small but excellent for any archeology/history enthusiast.
Me, my wife and my four year old daughter came here today. The collection of artefact's was fantastic but also the staff were brilliant. Lots of things for the kids such as colouring and trails etc. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone with a young family. Plus it's free.
Looked good but we were thwarted each time we tried to visit. On first occasion, 2nd Jan we were told by staff they were closing because it was “freezing”. 3rd Jan still closed, understandably as boiler would need some time to be fixed. We gave it a couple of days but still closed when we came in to Cambridge again on the 5th to read a new, updated sign on the locked door. Funnily enough it refers to a website which already told us it was open!
It would have been nice if the signage had explained more about the individual items, but they were still fascinating to look at.A great place to go to get a quick culture fix.
If you have a couple of hours to spare and its raining outside, then this museum should automatically go to the top of your list. Its small but jam packed with artifacts and interesting exhibits. Could do with a bit of modernising/updating (especially the lighting and interior decor) - but I guess they want to keep that quaint look. There is a toilet as well.