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Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

 


Standard opening hours:

Tuesday to Saturday 10am–5pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm

 


 

   
 
 
 
    
     Ring sundial. The months of the year are
     marked either side of a slit running along
     the circumference of the ring. A sliding ring
     is inset within the groove, with a small square
     knob and single perforation to allow sunlight
     to pass through the slit and onto the inner surface.
    The inner surface is inscribed with lines and
     numbers for the hours from one to twelve.
     Post-medieval. Cumberland, UK.
     MAA 1919.60. Photography by David Kay.

 

 

 

 


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     Sundial and compass in mahogany case, made by
     Joshua Springer. 18th Century. Bristol, UK.
     MAA 1921.63.75. Photography by Gwil Owen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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