Archaeology and Anthropology Museum Cambridge front door

The museum entrance is on Downing Street in Cambridge city centre.

MAA is now open. Entry to the Museum is free, and via a timed ticketing system. Tickets must be booked in advance, via this link.

Opening hours:
Thursday to Saturday 10 am – 5 pm

  • Tickets are released each Thursday for the following week.
  • Each visitor will need their own ticket (including children).
  • Each ticket is for a maximum 90-minute time slot.
  • Please arrive no more than five minutes before the start of your time slot as we don’t have much space for queuing.
  • To guarantee entry, please arrive during the first 30 minutes of your time slot.
  • All visitors must leave by the end of their allocated time.
  • If you are feeling unwell or have had recent contact with someone displaying symptoms of COVID-19, please delay your visit.

When you book a ticket, we will need your contact details so that we can let you know if we need to close the Museum at short notice, or if it is otherwise necessary to contact you about your visit for NHS Test and Trace purposes.

The Museum welcomes family visitors warmly. Children, however young, as well as adults get a great deal out of their visits but please note that children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult.

We are delighted to announce that the museum will be open from Tuesday-Sunday next week and for the foreseeable future.  Tickets will still be free but will still need to be pre-booked using the link above.
Opening times from Tuesday 27th October

Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Sunday: 12-5.00pm

You can contact the visitor services team via

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3DZ

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The main entrance on Downing Street is fully accessible to wheelchair users and there is a lift for visitors.

The Museum has accessible toilets. The nearest Changing Places toilet is in the Grand Arcade car park, across the road on Downing Street. See this link for more information.

Baby changing facilities are available. The museum does not have a restaurant or cafe, but there is one at the Museum of Zoology on the other side of Downing Street.

Lost Property 

The Museum will keep any items left behind at the front desk for two weeks, after which we will take them to charity.