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Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology


We can't wait to welcome you to the museum!

We are open Tuesday to Sunday. Admission is free.

You will only need to pre-book a ticket if you are visiting during school holidays.

Outside of holidays, you can visit without a ticket - just pop in! 

Click here for details on how to book a holiday ticket.

To keep our visitors, volunteers and staff as safe as possible, here is what you need to know:

  • We have reduced the number of people we can welcome to the Museum so you will have the opportunity to look at our collections and be able to maintain social distancing.

  • Tickets are free, you will need to pre-book a ticket during holidays. We may be able to accomodate walk-in visitors, dependant on availability. During the term-time, you do not have to book a ticket. Visiting the shop does not require a ticket. Last entry to the museum is 4.30pm. 

  • In line with University of Cambridge guidance, the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology encourages visitors to continue to wear face coverings (unless exempt) and maintain social distancing. We hope that our visitors support this in an effort to keep each other and our staff and volunteers safe.

  • Please do not visit if you do not feel well, or think you have had any COVID symptoms.



MAA building and entrance as viewed from Downing Street. Photography by Andrew Lorey.

Standard opening hours:

Tuesday to Saturday 10am–5pm 

Sunday 12pm-5pm


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

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The main entrance on Downing Street is fully accessible to wheelchair users and there is a lift for visitors. There are toilets available within the museum.

Detailed information about accessibility can be found here.


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.


The Museum is a 5 minute walk from the main bus station and from Market Square, and a 20 minute walk from the Cambridge train station.

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