Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge

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  • If Archaeology and Anthropology is of interest to you... or you simply want to know more about you and your human condition... then this is one place to discover! Great exhibitions covering many parts...  more »
  • We went as a small history group. It has three floors. There is a collection of very interesting finds through the ages from the Cambridge area. There is also objects from Asia, Pacific islands, Japan...  more »
  • We had a lovely welcome from the young woman on the reception desk. Although we had arrived only ten minutes before closing time she recommended things to see. . . mainly the totem pole in the upstair...  more »
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  • What a fantastic place. Staff so helpful & friendly. Popped in when passing and we definitely need to go back when we have more time.
  • I appreciate when museums display historically relevant artifacts and this one made the effort to showcase a few pieces from Captain Cook's expeditions. Although many of the artifacts didn't have the "wow" factor, they were still nice to see.
  • A respectable collection of artifacts from a wide historic period, staff friendly and knowledgeable, with the children's activities sheet being found to be quite engaging.
  • I believe, this is the best museum in Cambridge. The first and second floor exhibit a very interesting and well documented collection of artefacts from Asia, Africa, Oceania and America. It's a real delight to spend hours looking at impressive relics and reading about culture and traditions. Definitely my favourite museum in Cambridge and a place I always bring visiting family and friends, and it's free (donations welcome).
  • Really quite excellent, lovely collection, well documented exhibits for the most parts. Some finds presented with little context but listed as so. Lots of artifacts that are difficult to find examples of in other museums anymore. Excellent pre-lunch museum, you can probably get through it in a leisurely fashion in two hours. Gift shop doesn't have much that relates directly to the museum though.

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