CANCELLED ‘Museum-Cased’ ladies: a special evening event

Due to the ongoing situation with coronavirus, this event has been cancelled. Thursday 19th March. 6 – 8 pm An evening to explore and celebrate the lives of three extraordinary women: a Roman skeleton from Arbury, excavated in the 1950s

Bridging Binaries: LGBTQ+ Tours at Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

SATURDAY 22 FEBRUARY 2020 TO SUNDAY 21 JUNE 2020 What can you learn from different cultures’ interpretation of gender and sexual identity? Our volunteer guides share a selection of fascinating stories exploring the spectrum of identities that exist across time,

Twilight at the Museums

Wednesday 19th February 2020 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM FREE One night. 15 museums. An unmissable evening of family adventure Don’t get left behind at Twilight, get ahead! Grab a torch and head out to the Museum of Archaeology and

The Write Stuff

Tuesday 22nd of October
11am – 4pm

Discover how people from different times and places wrote messages or record numbers. Decipher ancient languages and make your own secret message to take home.

Could You Make it as an Anglo-Saxon?

Wednesday 23rd of October 11am – 4pm
Thursday 24th of October
11am – 4pm

Challenges and makes inspired by the museum’s Anglo-Saxon collection.

Day of the Dead at MAA

Friday 25 October: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday 26 October: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday 27 October: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Take part in the Day of the Dead celebrations by helping the Museum and the Mexican Society build an Altar.

Summer at the Museums: Climate Change Challenge

Date: Thursday 29th of August

Time: 12:30pm – 4pm

Ages: 5+

Summer at the Museums: Arty Antlers

Date: Thursday 22nd of August

Time: 12:30pm – 4pm

Ages: 5+

Summer at the Museums: Corals and Kiribati

Date: Thursday 15th of August

Time: 12:30pm – 4pm

Ages: 5+

Erub Arts Teachers and Artists Workshop: ‘Ghost Nets’

Date: Sunday, 16th of June
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Where: Babington Room, MAA

This workshop is for teachers or artists looking to lead a long-term recycled art project in their schools or studios.

Erub Arts Family Workshops: ‘Ghost Nets’

Date: Sunday, 16th of June
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Where: MAA Gallery
Free, drop-in activity

Make a fish scale from ‘ghost nets’ (abandoned or lost fishing nets).

Pacific Late

Thursday 7th of March
7pm – 9:30pm

Join the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology for a celebration of all things Pacific.


Saturday 16th February
Organised by the Cambridge Spanish Centre.

Explorer teachers will lead a two-hours of fun Spanish workshop in the museum.

Twilight at the Museums: MAA’s Magical Musical Tour

Wednesday 20th of February
4:30pm – 7:30pm

The lights are off, but the music is on!

Pacific Drumming Family Workshop

FREE Family Workshop

Wednesday 20th of February

1pm – 2pm

Beats of Polynesia are coming to MAA for a family workshop!

Britten Sinfonia Academy Musical Museum Trail

Sunday 31st of March

Join us for a family-friendly musical tour across the Fitzwilliam Museum,
Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
and Museum of Zoology.

#ThanksToYou MAA Highlights Tour

Play the Lottery? Enjoy a free tour on us. 

Wednesday 5 December (1.30 – 2pm)
Saturday 8 December (2 – 2.30pm)


Museum Shop Sunday November 25 12-4pm

Join us on 25 November for Museum Shop Sunday

Plague Late

Wednesday 24 October, 7-10pm
Special evening opening, with researchers, cocktails and corpse medicine

Untold Histories Museum Tours (fully booked)

Friday 26 October 3pm – 4pm
Saturday 27 October and Sunday 28 October 12noon – 1pm

Read a cuneiform inscription

Tuesday 23 October
Wednesday 24 October
11am – 4pm Drop in, suitable for all ages.

Build a Day of the Dead Altar

Friday 26 October, Saturday 27 October 11am – 4pm
Sunday 28 October 12noon – 4pm
Drop in, suitable for all ages

Under the (plastic) sea

Tuesday 23 October
Wednesday 24 October
Thursday 25 October

11am – 4pm Drop in, suitable for all ages.

Monday 20 August ‘relaxed opening’ 10am-12pm (ticketed event)

Join us for a relaxed morning aimed at children with sensory sensitivities along with their families, siblings & carers on Monday 20 August between 10am – 12pm. We will be opening our museum at this time when we are normally

Summer Drop In: Pacific Weaving

Wednesday 1st of August

10:30am – 12:30pm 

Be inspired by MAA’s collection of woven objects from the Pacific and weave your own fish or bag to take home.

Summer Drop In: Arty Antlers

Tuesday 31st of July, 10:30am – 12:30pm 
Tuesday 21st of August, 10:30am – 12:30pm

Discover the mysterious antler headdresses of prehistoric Star Carr in Yorkshire and make your own headdress to take away.

Summer Drop In: All at Sea

Thursday 30th of August

1pm – 4pm

Learn how people from across the world have navigated the oceans with help from the Whipple Museum.

Tour for blind and partially sighted adults: Exploring the Pacific

Wednesday 25th of July

2pm – 3:30pm


A chance to discover the new Pacific displays at the Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology through audio description and object handling.

Engaging 21st Century Researchers

Monday 2nd July 2018, 12:30 – 6:00pm

A workshop exploring museum engagements with academic and community researchers, related to Engaging Collections Online, a project funded by the Designated Development Fund, Arts Council England.


Until 17 June 2018


Available from the Front Desk

Exploradores en el Museo

Exploradores en el Museo:
Be a Spanish Explorer in the Museum

Saturday 14th April


SWICH Conference 2018

11 July – 13 July 2018

This conference builds on the five-year Creative Europe project, Sharing a World of Inclusion, Creativity and Heritage. SWICH has connected museums of ethnography and world cultures across ten countries.

Speakers include Arapata Hakiwai (Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa) and Sharon MacDonald (Humboldt University, Berlin).

Climate Hack Showcase

Sunday 21st of January

2pm – 4pm

For one day only – see exciting new prototypes across four museums!

Twilight at the Museums

Tuesday 13th of February

4:30pm – 7:30pm

A-MAA-zing Technicolour Objects

The Edge of India: Untold Stories, After Hours

Friday 1st December 2017, 7:00pm – 9:30pm Prepare to be challenged. Inspired by our exhibition Another India: Explorations and Expressions of Indigenous South Asia, the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology explores stories of struggles and resistance from South Asia’s Adivasi (Indigenous) communities.

Being and Change

Saturday 21st October 10:30am – 16:30pm

Drop in event for families.

Things to do and things to think about that get the whole family talking.

Moot Point : Being and Change

Saturday 21st October, 9:30-17:00
Corpus Christi College, Trumpington Street, CB2 1RH

A unique art event with artists, scientists, and anthropologists will exploring the question of climate change but from a different angle

Another India: Drop-In

Tuesday 24th October 2017 11:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesday 25th October 2017 11:00am – 4:00pm
Thursday 26th October 2017 11:00am – 4:00pm
Friday 27th October 11:00am – 4:00pm

Drop-in crafts and activities based on our special exhibition Another India.

India Unboxed Family Festival

Saturday 29th of July
10:30am – 4pm

Join the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology for a day-long family festival both inside and outside the Museum this summer.

Summer Drop In: Indian Accessories

Summer at the Museums drop in event
Wednesday 2nd August, 10.30 am – 12.00 pm

Summer Drop In: Indian Animals

Summer at the Museums drop in event
Wednesday 9th August, 10.30 am – 12.00 pm
Wednesday 16th August, 10.30 am – 12.00 pm

Summer Drop In: Stories on Indian Scrolls

Summer at the Museums drop in event
Wednesday 23rd August 10.30 am – 12.00 pm

VON HÜGEL LECTURE 2018 – 13 June 2018

Professor John Mack Narrating and Curating the ‘Ritual Object’ The lecture has been rescheduled for Wednesday 13 June 2018 at 5.30pm and will take place at the McCrum Lecture Theatre at Corpus Christi College followed by a reception at the Museum.

Weaving Workshop with Kaetaeta Watson, Lizzy Leckie and Chris Charteris

15 April 2017
2:00pm – 4:00pm

A weaving workshop which will allow participants to explore Pasifika weaving techniques and make a small container to take home.

Weaving Armour with Kaetaeta Watson, Lizzy Leckie and Chris Charteris

15 April 2017
11:00am to 1:00pm

A weaving workshop to explore weaving techniques used in the production of coconut fibre armour from Kiribati.

Twilight at the Museums: MAA Versus Wild

15 February
4.30pm to 7.30pm

Against the odds, humans have survived and even thrived. MAA will show you how. See ancient weapons, clever tools, and canoes that have travelled miles. Pick the objects that you would use to survive in our special torchlight trail.

Exhibition Closing Event: Hide and Seek

Saturday 28th January
14.00pm to 7.00pm

Join us to mark the closing of the exhibition, Hide and Seek: Looking for Children in the Past, with a selection of events.

Roundtable Discussion – South Africa: The Art of a Nation

27 October: 5:30pm
Mill Lane Lecture Theatre 1

A roundtable discussion between seven curators and academics, visiting from South Africa, to mark the opening of the British Museum’s autumn exhibition South Africa: the art of a nation.

Esagil: Treasure Hunt in Babylon

Tuesday 25 October: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesday 26 October: 11:00am to 4:00pm
Thursday 27 October: 11:00am to 4:00pm
Friday 28 October: 11:00am to 4:00pm

Discover ancient Babylon with this board game. Seek a treasure for the great god Marduk in the maze of the city. Every encounter may change your fate… Will the odds be in your favour?

Missionaries and Moving Objects: Collecting on the Congo River

Wednesday 19 October
1:00pm to 2:00pm

A gallery talk by curator Dr Chris Wingfield about the temporary exhibition Carriers of Culture: Women, Food and Power from the Congo Basin