Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.4/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web
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  • Full of bones and wonders. There are three floors of items to see with many burials and old skeletons that will blow you away. 
  • Both museums are free and have fantastic collections. There are small museums and just the right size if you are tired and need to rest here and there as they have places to sit down and rest while to...  read more »
  • Richard Wheeler kayaked the route of the Great Auk --see Nova TV special on him--and introduced Birdtalk, so this dugout was most interesting…not to mention the Maori and other sculptures... 
  • The Fitzwilliam Museum is actually only the second best Meseum in Cambridge. This is the best. It has a small collection that includes some real treasures. The highlight is, perhaps, the totem pole that reaches to the roof. They also have a full suit of Samurai Armour. Worth going out of your way for.
  • My son loves this museum. Usually they have activities for kids during weekends or school breaks.
  • There are a few items worths seeing. A bit small, impersonal and cold for me but it is worth a visit
  • I visited the museum twice in late May 2014 and was very impressed by the exhibits on the 2nd floor, which included a variety of cultural material. I was particularly impressed to see material from North American and New Zealand collected by Captains Cook and Vancouver. There were some very fine Northwest Coast Indian pieces (a copper, an amazing grease bowl, a fine carved box, a large Haida totem pole), some very good Eskimo objects from Alaska, and some really fine New Guinea and Polynesian objects. Good Saami material. The exhibits were reasonable with good, readable labels. The attraction was the objects. The admission price (free) was also much appreciated. Staff and attendants were friendly and helpful. I have since checked their website, hoping to find more images of their collection, and was disappointed. Overall I am delighted that I decided to visit this museum.
  • Very friendly and helpful staff. Interesting collection of various cultural objects. As we are from NZ, really enjoyed the Maori exhibitions. Top marks for children's activity sheets and tables.
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