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The Museum of Classical Archaeology is wonderful resource - a unique collection which has its roots in both the ancient world and Victorian collecting. Whether you are inspired by the beauty of classical sculpture, have a thirst for knowledge of the ancient world, or have fond memories of visiting us in the past, you can help us with all of our work by donating today. No matter the size of your donation, you can help us to use our unique collection to bring more joy and knowledge to our audiences.


We are 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.

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.


Recent and Current Projects

We are committed to making sure our collection of casts and other artefacts are safeguarded for future generations. We are undertaking a comprehensive conservation survey of all our plaster casts, so that we can plan properly to invest in their futures.


We have big plans to conserve and remount many of our historical plaster casts. Many of them are now more than 150 years old and they are showing signs of wear and tear. We want you to be able to continue to enjoy them and learn from them for years to come. We've already undertaken some large-scale restoration projects:


We want you to be able to engage with our collections in meaningful ways, whether you visit us in person or online. We are currently undertaking projects to improve the information we hold on our objects and how you can access it:

  • We are reboxing and recataloguing our collection of c.5000 paper squeezes of inscriptions.
  • We are developing a new catalogue, which when complete will make our collection more accessible online as well as improving the information we hold about our objects.
  • We are writing a new guidebook.


How to donate

In person

You can make a donation at the front desk in the Cast Gallery, in case or by cheque made payable to 'The University of Cambridge'.


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 .

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.


Opening hours

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

Closed on Bank Holidays


Special Opening: Saturday 25 May 10-5pm

We will be open all day on Saturday 25 May to support the performance of Oedipus Tyrannus at the ADC. To request a group booking, please use our online booking form.


Saturday Opening

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

We are currently open on Saturdays until Saturday 8 June, inclusive.


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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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