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The Museum of Classical Archaeology is 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.

  • In September 2019, our 3m cast of the figure of the Medusa on the west pediment of the Temple of Artemis at Corycyra was removed by Cliveden Conservation for essential repairs. It was rehung with a new mounting system, including a new internal metal skeleton, in December 2019.
  • We are currently planning for the conservation and rehanging of our casts of the Bassae frieze.
  • We are currently reboxing and recataloguing our collection of c.5000 paper squeezes of inscriptions.
  • We are currently 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.


How to donate

In person

You can make a donation at the front desk in the Cast Gallery.


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 .

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

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We are closed

Following Government guidance, we are now closed until further notice and will not reopen on Tuesday 5 January 2021 as planned. Our priority is to protect our staff and visitors.


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Tues-Fri: 11am-2pm
Sat*: Closed
Sun and Monday: Closed

Closed on Bank Holidays


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We are currently closed on Saturdays.

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



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