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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.

Last entry is at 4.30pm

Please be aware that the Museum will be closed on Wednesday 28 February 2024.

Our Easter opening hours are:

  • Closed 29 March 2024 (Good Friday)
  • Open 30 March 2024 (Easter Saturday)
  • Closed 31 March 2024 (Easter Sunday)
  • Closed 1 April 2024 (Easter Monday)

We are currently experiencing issues with the email contact links across our website. Should you wish to contact us please email

  • 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 on site (and eating and drinking is not permitted in the Museum as this can attract pests that could potentially damage the artefacts) but there are several open spaces nearby for picnics in good weather and our team will be happy to tell you about other local places to eat, including The Whale Cafe at the nearby Museum of Zoology which is open to the public. Breastfeeding and bottle feeding is welcomed in all Museum spaces.

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.