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Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Welcome Back! We are so happy to be opening again and welcoming visitors through the doors.

Join us soon by booking your timed ticket: HERE

We are re-opening on Tuesday 18th May.


Entry is free but you will need to pre-book your ticket to visit the museum.

If you would like to visit the shop only, you will not need a ticket but may have to wait a short time as we are covid-safe and allowing only two ‘groups’ in the shop at a time.

For more information on what to expect from your visit, please go to the Visiting Safely page on the Unversity of Cambridge Museums website.



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.

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.

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.

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.





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