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Faculty of Classics

We are open

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.


We are open

Please note: we are currently open for reduced hours only.


From 19 July 2021

In line with Government and University of Cambridge guidance, the museums and Botanic Garden strongly encourage visitors to continue to wear face coverings (unless exempt) and maintain social distancing whilst enjoying our indoor spaces. We hope that our visitors support this in an effort to keep each other and our colleagues safe.

The Museum of Classical Archaeology will continue to advise visitors to observe the safety protocols outlined below.


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.


Opening Hours

Tuesday-Friday:  11am-2pm
Saturday:  2-5pm
Sunday and Monday:  Closed
Bank Holidays:  Closed


Saturday Opening

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

We are currently closed on Saturdays.



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.

In line with government guidance, please be aware that when you visit, you will need to either scan our QR code on the NHS Test and Trace app or provide the name and contact details for everyone in your party over the age of 16.

For more information on how we handle your date, please read our NHS Track and Trace Privacy Notice.



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.



  • 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.


We are open



Opening hours

Tues-Fri: 11am-2pm
Sat: 2-5pm (univ. term-time only)
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

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.