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The Museum of Classical Archaeology is home to several collections of archival material, ranging from lantern slides and turn-of-the-century photographic collections to archaeological notebooks and site plans. Our archives are an important resource for research, learning and general interest, but they are not usually on display to the public.

The archives can be consulted by appointment only, subject to availability. If you would like to arrange a visit to examine material from the archives, please contact our curator to discuss your needs and book an appointment at least one week in advance:

Dr. Susanne Turner
Tel. +44 (0)1223 335153

Appointments are available Monday-Friday only, during Museum opening times (10am-5pm).


The Archives

The Bean Archive

A collection of photographs, letters and documents relating to the travels through Turkey of archaeologist and writer George E. Bean.

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 open on Saturdays.

Michaelmas Term Saturday Openings end on Saturday 26th November 2016.


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Museum of Classical Archaeology
Faculty of Classics
Sidgwick Avenue

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


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Tel. +44 (0)1223 330402

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See also our Copyright Notice and Take Down Policy.