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Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology



The museum shop is located just inside the main entrance and is open during normal Museum opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 10.00am to 5.00pm and Sunday 12.00 - 5.00pm.

The shop stocks a range of unique and interesting gifts, toys and souvenirs, as well as greetings cards and other stationery. Everything is fair trade and ethically sourced, from the jewellery and scarves to the bags, mugs and bowls – and all inspired by the Museum's collections. You'll also find a range of books and catalogues relating to exhibitions past and present.

Even if you don't have time to visit the Museum itself, it's an ideal place to find unique gifts and cards in the centre of Cambridge.

You may also wish to visit the University of Cambridge Museums shop nearby on King's Parade, which stocks a wide range of products from all eight of the University Museums.

Several of the Museum's books, catalogues and other publications are also available to buy online via the University online store.

Museum Shop Sunday

Mark your calendars for Museum Shop Sunday!

Drop in to the MAA shop on Sunday 28 November for:

  • Fun drop-in crafts from 12pm - 5pm
  • Ethically made, fair trade goods inspired by our collection, supporting MAA through interesting, unique gifts
  • An exclusive 10% discount on all products

We can't wait to see you there!


*In line with University of Cambridge guidance, we require visitors to continue to wear face coverings (unless exempt) and maintain social distancing. You do not need a ticket to enter the shop or craft activities, but you may be required to wait if we are very busy. Thankyou!*

Shop items of the month

Seedpod Bird


These fair trade birds are made from seedpods that have fallen from Ulumbu trees. Zimbabwe based artist Raina Mazwiembiri and her daughters travel seven hours to the Bulawayo area to collect them, and then travel back home. The birds stand on legs made from twisted wires and each one is hand painted and decorated with bright colours and twisted patterns. Each bird therefore has its own unique markings and pose.

Raksassa Mask

S = £12.00
L = £18.00

This mask has been hand carved by traditional artisans in Bali, Indonesia. The Raksassa mask is used in traditional dance styles of Bali and can be literally translated to mean "huge and strong" or simply "monster".

Day of the Dead Retablo

Prices range from £19.50 to £30.00

Handmade in Peru, these wonderful little scenes are known as retablos. They are a popular form of folk art in Central and South America and display a wide range of scenes, often drawing on religious themes and scenes of traditional life.

The style of these particular retablos is commonly seen across Latin America,  particularly around the Day of the Dead festival. The Day of the Dead is a famous Mexican holiday, held on 1 and 2 November, when families visit the graves of their loved ones. They decorate them and make offerings to the deceased. 

Christmas decorations

From £7

Back due to popular demand, we have a huge selection of beautiful handmade ornaments from around the world, including this adorable felt Sloth decoration. Made in Nepal, plastic free and fair trade. Grab them before they’re gone!



Two million years of human history. One million artefacts. Countless astonishing stories.