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Museum Collections

The collection of the Museum of Classical Archaeology ranges from the largest of sculptures to the smallest of artefacts. Our cast collection is one of very few surviving plaster cast collections in the world today – and we have more than 450 of our casts on display in the Cast Gallery, including our famous painted Peplos Kore. Our research collections of sherds and epigraphic squeezes are excellent resources for both study and teaching.

Our Museum collections span the length and breadth of the Graeco-Roman world and cover a time period reaching from 1700 BCE to 400 CE. Our Cast Gallery features not only some of the most recognisable pieces of ancient Greek art, but includes Roman statues dating to the Christian era. We are committed to making as much of our collection accessible to the public as possible, but where we cannot put all those objects on display our online research catalogues make over 15,000 artefacts available to both visitors and scholars.

 

The Museum also has a small collection of ancient artefacts not normally on display to the public:

Artefact catalogue

 

Further Information

Find out more about the history of the collection

Why casts?

Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cambridge


Every cast tells two stories.

One ancient. One modern.

Admission is free.

 

Opening hours

Mon-Fri: 10am-5pm
Sat: 10am-1pm (Univ. term-time only)
Sun: Closed

Closed on Bank Holidays

We are currently closed on Saturdays.

Lent Term Saturday Openings begin on Saturday 21st January and end on Saturday 11th March 2017.

 

**CHRISTMAS CLOSURE**

The Museum of Classical Archaeology will close at 5pm on Wednesday 21st December 2016 and reopen at 10am on Wednesday 4th January 2017.

 

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Museum of Classical Archaeology
Faculty of Classics
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge
CB3 9DA

We do not have an entrance on the road. Find us inside the Sidgwick Site.

 

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