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series of miniature pots, some standing up some lying down, on wood

Our Sherds

What are sherds? Sherds are small fragments of broken pottery and other materials. They are not complete objects.

The collection of sherds in the Museum of Classical Archaeology numbers some 10,000 small finds – including sherds of Greek and Roman pottery, glass, marble and other materials. They are primarily a research and teaching collection and are not normally on display to the public. Especially important is the collection of terra sigillata from Romano-British Lincoln – but the sherds also include examples of earlier Greek pottery and finds from the length and breadth of the Graeco-Roman world, broadly defined.

 

Find out more

Every cast tells two stories.
One ancient. One modern.

Admission is free.

 

Just drop in: no need to book

 

Lift out of order

Our lift is currently out of order which means we are not able to provide step-free access at present.
Update: we hope to be able to restore lift access in mid-August.

 

Opening hours

Tues-Fri: 10am-5pm
Sat (univ. term-time only): 2pm-5pm
Sun and Monday: Closed

Closed on Bank Holidays

 

Saturday Opening

Please note: We are open on Saturdays only during University of Cambridge term time.

We are currently closed on Saturdays until Saturday 12 October.

 

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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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