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Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology


We are so happy to be open again and welcoming visitors through the doors.

Join us by clicking here to book your free 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 collection and be able to maintain social distancing. To make it easy to stay apart from other groups. 

  • Tickets are free, they must be booked in advance and all visitors (including children) will need one. We may be able to accomodate walk-in visitors, dependant on availability. 

  • In line with University of Cambridge guidance, the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology requires 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.

  • You can book a ticket for either a morning (10am) or afternoon (2pm) slot, Tuesday - Saturday. 

    You can arrive at anytime during your chosen slot, but last entry for the morning slot is 12.45pm (leave by 1.30pm) and last entry for the afternoon slot is 4.15pm (leave by 5pm).  

    On Sundays your ticket is for the day, you can come in anytime from 12.00 and last entry is 4.15pm. 

  • The shop will be open with restricted access and contactless payments only. If you would like to visit the shop, please leave time at the end of your time slot. You 

  • Please do not visit if you do not feel well, or if you have had recent contact with COVID-19 cases or suspected cases.

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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.

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.

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