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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 or the online store Curating Cambridge, supporting the Museums, collections and Botanic Garden of Cambridge.

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

Art Prints

A selection of art prints of paintings, drawings and posters from the MAA collection are now available to purchase online at Curating Cambridge.

Scroll painting (thangka) of the celestial Buddha, Vairocana,Tibet. 16th - 17th century. MAA B 1905.301

Shop item of the month


Gauguin & Polynesia’ by Nicholas Thomas, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2024

Gauguin and Polynesia by Professor Nicholas Thomas


This latest book by MAA Director, Professor Nicholas Thomas, explores the work of artist Paul Gauguin through the contemporary vantage point of Oceania. With 100 stunning colour images it offers a fresh view of this controversial artist.


What are people saying?

Refreshingly original” – Maria Nuku, Metropolitan Museum of Art

He writes evocatively and exactly about the paintings, setting them in the context of local beliefs, ceremonies, landscape and daily comings and goings” - The Times

This brilliantly argued book by a distinguished anthropologist and historian of Oceania offers new perspectives on a figure until now understood through a Western-centred history of art.” – James Clifford, author of The Predicament of Culture



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