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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.

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

  • Admission is free. Last entry to the museum is 4.30pm. 

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

  • If you are visiting the museum with a group of 10 or more people please book in advance by emailing note that your group visit is booked only once you receive a confirmation email from the museum.

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