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The Museum of Classical Archaeology is one of nine University of Cambridge museums and collections. Why not leave the hustle and bustle of the city centre behind to 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.

 

Reopening

We are currently closed.
We will reopen on Tuesday 8 December.

In line with the latest Government advice regarding Covid 19, the Museum of Classical Archaeology intends to reopen to members of the public on Tuesday 8 December at 11am. Our first priority is the safety of our staff and visitors. Tickets must be booked in advance and will be released on Tuesday 1 December.

 

Upcoming Closures

Closure for essential maintenance

We will be closed on Friday 11 December and Monday 14 December for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 

Planned Christmas Closure

Pending reopening after lockdown, we will close for the Christmas break at 2pm on Friday 18th December 2020, and will reopen at 11am on Tuesday 5 January 2021.

 

Opening Hours

Please note: we are currently closed for lockdown. These are our current opening hours, outside of lockdown.

DayOpening Times
Tuesday-Friday 11am-2pm
Saturday

1-4pm

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

Saturday opening will restart on Saturday 23 January 2021.

Sunday and Monday     Closed
Bank Holidays    Closed

 

 

Book a free, timed ticket in advance

Book tickets

Tickets are released weekly, at 10am on Tuesday mornings. Please ensure you select the date for the day you want to visit.

 

 

Your Safe Visit

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Book a timed ticket in advance

All visitors must book a ticket online in advance. We are using ticketing to keep our visitor numbers low and help you to stay safe. We'll ask you to show us your ticket when you arrive.

 

Follow the one way system

One-way routes are in place throughout the building and our Cast Gallery. You will enter as usual through the main entrance to the Faculty of Classics and come upstairs to the Museum - but you will follow floor stickers around our Gallery and leave through our back entrance.

 

Stay 2m apart

Please observe social distancing as you move around our building and Cast Gallery - especially in the Bays, where space can be more limited between the casts.

 

Extra safety measures

All visitors are required to wear face coverings in our Gallery, except for those who are exempt. Our staff will be wearing face coverings, especially while moving around the Gallery.

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 every day to keep you safe.

 

Facilities

  • Toilets are available in the foyer as you arrive and also on the exit route as you leave, whether you leave by the stairs or the lift. Only one person may enter the toilets at any one time.
  • Unfortunately, we are not handling money at this time and are unable to take card payments - so we cannot sell postcards, posters or books.
  • Our bag racks are available and cleaned daily, but we suggest that you bring on small bags which you can carry.
  • If you would like to sketch, please let us know when you arrive and we will provide you with a chair. Chairs in the Gallery are otherwise reserved for teaching.

 

Help us Keep You Safe

When you visit, please arrive no more than five minutes before your timed slot. If you are visiting as a small group, please meet outside the building and enter together.

Please be understanding of others. All visitors are required to wear a face covering while in our Cast Gallery, unless they are exempt. However, please remember that not all exemptions are visible.

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.

 

We're Good to Go

The Museum of Classical Archaeology has been awarded the Visit Britain We're Good to Go Industry Standard mark. This means we have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, have a Risk Assessment in place and have a process to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

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

Admission is free.

 

Reopening

We are currently closed.
We will reopen on Tuesday 8 December.

In line with the latest Government advice regarding Covid 19, the Museum of Classical Archaeology intends to reopen to members of the public on Tuesday 8 December at 11am. Our first priority is the safety of our staff and visitors. Tickets must be booked in advance and will be released on Tuesday 1 December.

 

Closure for essential maintenance

We will be closed on Friday 11 December and Monday 14 December for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 

Planned Christmas Closure

Pending reopening after lockdown, we will close for the Christmas break at 2pm on Friday 18th December 2020, and will reopen at 11am on Tuesday 5 January 2021.

 

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Opening hours

(From Tuesday 8 December)

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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Museum of Classical Archaeology
Faculty of Classics
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge
CB3 9DA

We do not have an entrance on the road. Find us inside the Sidgwick Site.

 

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Copyright statement

All images and material on our websites are ©Museum of Classical Archaeology, University of Cambridge unless otherwise stated. Permission is required to reproduce our images.

See also our Copyright Notice and Take Down Policy.

 

 

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