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Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

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Address: Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3DZ, England
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+44 1223 333516
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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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A very interesting museum with a huge totem pole as a centre piece. It is three floors each one worth seeing. If you have a couple of hours spare go visit.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Buxton, England, United Kingdom
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Buxton, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very interesting museum with a huge totem pole as a centre piece. It is three floors each one worth seeing. If you have a couple of hours spare go visit.

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Thank Terry F
Cambridge
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another museum in Cambridge that isnt publicised enough. Superb collection of artifacts for the size of museum with a very broad selection, interesting as something to do but no doubt fascinating if you have particular interest in anthropology and ethnic history. Feels a little old fashioned in the way its laid out and the lack of any real interactivity, more... More 

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Thank Alex H
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Thank you very much for your review of the museum. Sorry to hear that you found the museum to not be interactive. We are hoping to redisplay the first and second floors in the future and will take your comments into account. We do hope you visit us again soon. More 

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is worth a visit if you are passing by. We found it informative - we did not expect much and hence were not disappointed. Very old-fasioned but in a nice way.

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Holsworthy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We passed an hour on a cold winter morning just browsing the galleries. A very well set out "world tour" on ethnicity, with fascinating artefacts. The displays on childhood through the ages (Dec 16) were well done and thought provoking.

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Bristol, UK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

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 30 November 2016

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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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

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 8 November 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

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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