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Faculty of Classics


The Museum of Classical Archaeology is one of nine University of Cambridge museums and collections.

Discover a whole new way of seeing ancient art. Our Cast Gallery houses over 450 plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculpture, each of which has its own story to tell.


Just drop in: no need to book


We encourage visitors to wear face coverings (unless exempt) whilst enjoying our indoor spaces.

We continue to welcome group bookings and have removed our one way system. This is not a return to normal. The safety of our staff, visitors and volunteers remains a priority. We are keeping some measures in place, including providing hand sanitiser at the entrance to the building, keeping screens on the front desk, and strongly advising visitors to observe social distancing.


Opening Hours

Tuesday-Friday:  10am-5pm
Saturday:  2-5pm (university term-time only)
Sunday and Monday:  Closed
Bank Holidays:  Closed


Early Closure

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


Saturday Opening

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

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


Summer Temperatures

The Museum has a glass roof and in the summer sun temperatures in the gallery can raise very high. We do all we can to open windows, but please do plan your visit accordingly and perhaps bring bottled water, especially if you are bringing small children.



Your Safe Visit

Please be understanding of others. We encourage visitors to wear a face covering while in our Cast Gallery, unless they are exempt. However, please remember that not all exemptions are visible. Our staff will be wearing face coverings, especially while moving around the Gallery and the Classics Faculty building.

Most importantly, if you are feeling unwell, please stay home.

For more information on the changes we've made to keep everyone safe, please consult our Covid Reopening FAQs.


Extra safety measures

You will find hand sanitiser in the foyer as you enter our building, and also at the exit as you leave. We are cleaning touch points in our Gallery regularly to keep you safe.


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.


Visit us

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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Tel. +44 (0)1223 330402


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All images and material on our websites are ©Museum of Classical Archaeology, University of Cambridge unless otherwise stated. If you would like to reproduce our images, you can now do so for non-commercial use at no charge.

See also our Copyright Notice and Take Down Policy.