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George E. Bean

The Bean Archive charts the travels of George E. Bean, beginning in around 1935 up until the end of the 1970s, particularly in Turkey. George traveled as a school teacher, epigraphist and topographer, a writer and a tourist. His fluency in Turkish helped to create invaluable friendships with local people and enabled him to teach Greek at Istanbul University.

George was immediately striking at 6ft 5inches in height, contrasting with his softly spoken manner. The Bean Archive is a tribute to this gentle giant, with much owed to George's widow, Jane. Jane's reminisces enrich the text of these pages and bring to the fore the personality hidden behind the camera.

 

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Gateway, Ceramus 1946-56 (A26.13)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Monday Closure

*From Monday 29 April 2019, we will begin closing on Mondays.


Saturday Opening

We are currently closed on Saturdays. Saturday opening begins again on Saturday 27 April. Unfortunately, we are only open on Saturdays during University of Cambridge term time.

 

**Easter Closure**

The Museum will be closed for the Easter weekend. The Cast Gallery will close at 5pm on Thursday 18 April and will reopen at 10am on Tuesday 23 April.

 

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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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