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Join the musem for a range of events this spring, all part of the Cambridge Festival. Chose from a children's crafting session, a discussion on copies and much more!  

The interdisciplinary festival from the University of Cambridge is taking place 31 March-10 April 2022. Find out more at


Unboxing: Museum-Style

Museums keep a lot of their collections in store. Help us test the knowledge of our Curator Dr Susanne Turner for this twist on an unboxing video, as she explores the boxes and drawers of artefacts which are usually kept under lock and key behind the scenes.

We will be unveiling our new acquisitions throughout the duration of the Cambridge Festival. 

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Online, on demand, no booking necessary. 
Thursday, 31 March 2022

Reproducing the past: from plaster casts to digital books.

How and why are copies different from the ‘real thing’? What makes a replica different from a fake? Are they unique objects in their own right or shadows of their originals? A panel of specialists from the Cambridge University Library and the Museum of Classical Archaeology will discuss these and more questions, followed by a reception.

In person event, Booking Required. 
Thursday, 7 April 2022
18:00 - 20:00

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Curator's Tour: Casting Light 

Join Curator Dr Susanne Turner on this  tour of the Museum of Classical Archaeology's Cast Gallery. The Museum houses a rather unusual collection: instead of original statues, the Cast Gallery is packed with more than 600 historical plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculptures. But why do we have all these replicas? And how might thinking about copying help us to look differently at ancient sculpture?

In person event, Booking Required. 
Tuesday, 5 April 2022
14:00 – 15:00

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Copies and Creatures

Bring the whole family to the museum for an afternoon of fun with our casts. Learn more about the Greeks and their temples with our trail. Then join and recreate one of our statues using plasticine. Willy you make an accurate copy or give it your own artistic flair? 

In person event, no booking required. 
Wednesday, 6 April 2022,
14:00 - 16:00

No need to book, just drop in





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

Admission is free.


Just drop in: no need to book


Early Closure

We will be closing at 3pm on Friday 27 May for a private event.


Opening hours

Tues-Fri: 10am-5pm
Sat (univ. term-time only): 2-5pm
Sun and Monday: Closed

Closed on Bank Holidays


Saturday Opening

We are currently open on Saturdays. Saturday opening will end on Saturday 11 June.

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


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Sidgwick Avenue

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