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The Museum of Classical Archaeology may be small in comparison to some other Cambridge museums, but did you know we have well over 15,000 objects in our collection? Right now, we're undertaking an inventory of all those artefacts: from casts to squeezes, from sherds to pots to bronze surgical instruments to a little terracotta figure of a rabbit, we're counting them all and making sure they're in the right places.

All of this means that we and our lovely volunteers are taking a very close, hands-on look at all of our objects - and we're finding some real gems. Our temporary display celebrates them as soon as we find them. We're also tweeting and facebooking our finds in real time.

We're expecting the inventory process to take about two years. While we're inventorying, we're also going to be doing some repacking and relabelling, as well as identifying any pressing conservation issues. In short, we're working hard.

The next step will be to improve our catalogues, and ultimately make information about and associated with our collections more accessible to you, the public.


What to do now

Check out our progress in the Facebook album
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Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cambridge

Every cast tells two stories.

One ancient. One modern.

Admission is free.


Coronovirus Update: Temporary Closure of the Museum of Classical Archaeology from Wednesday 18 March

We are very sad to announce that the Museum of Classical Archaeology will be closing from 5pm today, Tuesday 17 March 2020 until further notice.

More information and updates...


Opening hours

Tues-Fri: 10am-5pm
Sat: 10am-1pm (univ. term time only)
Sun and Monday: Closed

Closed on Bank Holidays

Saturday Opening

We are currently closed on Saturdays. We are only open on Saturdays during University of Cambridge term time. Saturday opening begins again on Saturday 25 April 2020.


Easter Closure

We are closing for Easter. We will close at 5pm on Thursday 9 April and reopen at 10am on Tuesday 14 April.


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