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Codebreakers and Groundbreakers

Codebreakers and Groundbreakers

24 October 2017 to 3 February 2018

In collaboration with the Fitzwilliam Museum, we pick up the theme of their new interdisciplinary exhibition on codebreaking here at the home of cutting-edge classical research. Discover the story of pioneering Cambridge archaeologist Alan Wace, whose archival records are on display for the very first time. Find out how researchers at the Faculty of Classics continue to break new ground in our understanding of ancient languages.

Featuring displays from the CREWS Project, the Greek in Italy Project, the Greek Lexicon Project, and the Mycenaean Epigraphy Group.

Find out more about Codebreakers and Groundbreakers at the Fitzwilliam here.

Can't get enough of codebreaking?

Come to our Codebreakers events for the Cambridge Festival of Ideas:

Script Detectives - 26 October

Codes in Clay - 28 October

Visit the Fitzwilliam Museum's website for more Codebreakers events, including a Curators' Introduction to the Fitzwilliam exhibition by our Director Dr Yannis Galanakis and his co-curators Dr Anastasia Christofilopoulou and Dr James Grime.

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

Saturday Opening

We are currently open on Saturdays. Saturday opening continue until Saturday 24th November 2018, inclusive. Unfortunately, we are only open on Saturdays during University of Cambridge term time.


Lift: Out of Order

We regret that our lift is currently out of order and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. We do not yet know when it will be repaired, but we recommend calling to check in advance of your visit.


Christmas Closure

We will close on Friday 21 December 2018 at 5pm and will reopen on Monday 7 January at 10am.



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