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We host a range of museum events in our Cast Gallery. Maybe you're looking for things to do in Cambridge with the kids, maybe you want to know more about our collection, or maybe you have a special interest in the ancient world. Whatever your interest, you can indulge it with one of our weekend, lunch-time or evening events. 



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Cambridge Festival takes place from 26 March to 4 April, with a series of free online events and activities for everyone. Explore our offering below, register for reminders or subscribe to our youtube channel to make sure you don't miss out!


Dreams and Fragments: Manifestations of Classical Literature in Modern Poetry (Cambridge Festival)


How and why does classical antiquity live on in us and in our worlds? Join us online for poetry readings by Lesley Saunders and Jo Balmer, framed by the evocative surroundings of our gallery of classical casts.

When: The video will premiere on 27 March at 6pm and be available for the duration of the festival.
Where: Online
Who: Adults
Booking: Register for a useful reminder.

Learn more about the Dreams and Fragments event


Curator's Tour: Casting Light on Classical Sculpture (Cambridge Festival)


The Museum of Classical Archaeology is home to more than 600 historical plaster casts of ancient sculptures. But why? Join Curator Dr Susanne Turner on this virtual tour to find out.

When: The tour will premier in three parts, starting 28 March and will be available on demand.
Where: Online
Who: Adults
Booking: Register for reminders and a sneak peak.

 Learn more about the Curator's Tour 


Colour and Texture: Making Your Own Ancient Greek Temple (Cambridge Festival)


Do you know how colourful the ancient world was? In this activity the Education Coordinator of the Museum of Classical Archaeology will show you how to draw a simplified Ancient Greek Temple and decorate it.

When: The duration of the Cambridge Festival (26 March - 4 April)
Where: Online: Downloadable content available on demand.
Who: Families

Find the instructions in the link below or via our interactive online board where you can share your designs with us.

We're looking forward to seeing your creations!

 Learn more about our Colour and Texture activity



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

Admission is free.


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.



Opening hours

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

Closed on Bank Holidays


Saturday Opening

We are currently closed on Saturdays.

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


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Sidgwick Avenue

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