Located on the ground floor, the Cambridge Gallery is devoted to British archaeology and, in particular, the archaeology of Cambridge and the surrounding area. The only display of its kind in the city, here you can see some 1,200 objects found in and around the city, dating from prehistoric, Roman and medieval times.
On the first floor, the Maudslay gallery houses the Museum’s principal Anthropology collection, displaying culturally significant art and material culture from around the world. Here you will find objects from the Pacific voyages of Captain Cook and great works of African, Asian, and native American sculpture.
On the second floor, the Andrews Gallery is dedicated to world archaeology. Displays change frequently and highlight the breadth of the Museum’s collection. Important exhibits include prehistoric stone tools discovered by Louis Leakey in the Olduvai Gorge – the oldest human tools yet discovered – and significant archaeological finds from around the world.
On the ground floor, the Li Ka Shing gallery is the Museum’s main temporary exhibition space. Please see the What’s On section for further details.
Part of the Division of Archaeology, the South Lecture Room is used by the Museum as a temporary exhibition space during the University vacations. Please see the What’s On section for further details.
The Museum shop is located just inside the main entrance and is open during normal Museum opening hours: 10.30am to 4.30pm, Tuesday to Saturday and 12.00 to 4.30pm on Sundays. The shop stocks a range of greetings cards and other…
Anatole von Hügel Of mixed Austrian aristocratic and Scottish descent, Anatole von Hügel (1854-1928) spent his childhood in Italy, Belgium and England, and was no doubt stimulated by his father’s wide-ranging ethnographic, zoological and botanical interests, reflected in the ‘countless…