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The Museum of Classical Archaeology is a small museum with limited resources. If you would like to help us to look after our artefacts and archives, to maintain our catalogues or to continue to offer education services and events, you could consider making a donation.

Sometimes, it's hard to see how your donation can make a difference. Here's what we might spend your money on:

£1        buys    1000 cocktail sticks for object cleaning (yes, really)

£5        buys    basic craft materials for 15 children

£10      buys    acid-free archival paper for protecting objects, papers and glass

lantern slides

£25      buys    a fun toddler- or baby-safe toy for an activity box

£50      buys    four archival boxes for storing paper materials

£100    buys    two rolls of plastic sheeting for use in case of emergency

Admission to the Museum of Classical Archaeology is free. We don't charge for tours, education sessions or events – and we have no plans to do so. But if you have enjoyed your visit, we welcome your donations.

We are committed to using donations to expand and support our services and collections care.


How to donate

In person

You can make a donation at the front desk in the cast gallery.

By post

You can make a one-off payment by dropping a cheque in the post – please make cheques payable to 'The University of Cambridge' and address them to:

The Museum of Classical Archaeology,
Sidgwick Avenue


Donate through the University of Cambridge's Online Giving pages. Please remember to choose the 'Museum of Classical Archaeology' when you make your selections. If you choose to add Gift Aid, the Museum gains an extra 25p for every £1 you donate.


If you would like to make a more substantial donation, please contact our Director, Prof. Robin Osborne.

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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