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Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

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Address: Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3DZ, England
Phone Number: +44 1223 333516
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10:30 - 16:30
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Come to the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of...

Come to the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Cambridge to see world-class collections of art and artefacts from all over the world. Objects ranging from stone tools and pots to sculptures and paintings represent cultures and histories over millennia. Great recent and contemporary works reflect the diversity of peoples worldwide, and the resilience of indigenous cultures confronted by globalisation

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Fantastic Museum

A return visit - see my previous review : that's why I came back. The museum has a great exhibition on Children in History (Hide and seek) - fascinating, and covering a range... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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Bristol, UK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Quite good but a little staid. Wouldn't gpo back asd \i saw asd much as I needed to see unlike the Sedgwick next door which is absolutely brilliant.

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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A return visit - see my previous review : that's why I came back. The museum has a great exhibition on Children in History (Hide and seek) - fascinating, and covering a range of different epochs of history. This museum is a must visit location

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Thank Albia-Newton
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to this museum, the purpose this time being to see the exhibition about children's lives. This was well curated and very interesting, with many surprises. There were some children visiting at the same time as us and they were very engaged with the exhibits and explanatory text. The two floors above have an amazing array... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small and eclectic museum with exhibits through time and from different places around the world. When I was there the main exhibit was about kids throughout the ages with artifacts from the Roman times to Victorian times. Although I visited by myself the place was filled with families and little kids that enjoyed the museum on an... More 

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Jaipur, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge has one of the most important collections of its kind in the UK. It is a University museum. MAA’s collections span nearly two million years of human history. Oldest object is a 1.8 million year old stone tool. Along with ancient past, it also display contemporary life. Many of the objects represent... More 

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Thank RajnishPathak
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great experience! Great for kids too. The massive totem pole is the centre piece. There are plenty of interesting objects that you can spend a good hour and a half in here. It was actually the staff working in this museum that made it most memorable though, don't be shy to talk to them and ask questions!... More 

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Thank Antony P
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Visited the museum on a whim and so glad we went in. The two upper floors take you on a journey through time and round the globe. As you go from exhibit to exhibit you are transported rapidly across the continents. A fascinating insight into the world and its history.

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Thank Lesley-teacher
Cambridge
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We been hear many time and every. E we go, the kids love venit and learn so much. If they want to ask anything, they is always someone to ask.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Full of bones and wonders. There are three floors of items to see with many burials and old skeletons that will blow you away.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

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 touring, or if one had an elderly person in tow and some thing interesting for every age group. My 12 year old... More 

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