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You don't just have to come into the Museum to make the most of our exciting collection - check out some of these online resources to bring the Cast Gallery home...


Online Resources

Catherine Ireton: everything is done by ordinary people

In 2014 singer/songwriter Catherine Ireton wrote three beautiful songs inspired by the Museum as part of Curating Cambridge, a celebration of our city, our stories, our stuff. You can still listen to the songs Catherine wrote for us on her website.  


AccessArt: Let's Explore Hercules!

This interactive website tells you all about our Farnese Hercules statue. Click through to find out more about what makes the heroic Hercules so famous, about  the original statue, which stood in the Baths of Caracalla at Rome, and even about how a cast is made.


Write like the Ancients

This series of short videos uses artefacts in the Museum of Classical Archaeology and the Fitzwilliam Museum to introduce the different scripts and ways of writing in the ancient world. Learn here not just about the ways in which Latin and Greek were written, but also much earlier types of text like Linear B - a prehistoric way of writing ancient Greek.

Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cambridge

Every cast tells two stories.

One ancient. One modern.

Admission is free.


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

Closed on Bank Holidays

Saturday Opening

We are currently closed on Saturdays. Saturday opening will resume on Saturday 19 January 2019. Unfortunately, we are only open on Saturdays during University of Cambridge term time.



We regret that the Museum of Classical Archaeology and the Faculty of Classics will be closed on the morning of Monday 10 December 2018 for essential maintenance work. The Museum will open for the afternoon at 1pm and will close at 5pm, as normal. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Christmas Closure

We will close on Friday 21 December 2018 at 5pm and will reopen on Monday 7 January at 10am.



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