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Museum Access

We know that some of our visitors will have concerns about gaining museum access to the cast gallery and its collection. As always, we recommend reading the accessibility information carefully before planning a visit to one of the Cambridge museums. Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.

To ensure that you are happy with your access to the Museum of Classical Archaeology and your needs are met, we ask that visitors who require disabled access to notify us before their visit.

Please note: due to limited weekend staffing, we may not be able to provide access during Saturday opening if we are not notified in advance. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Tel.     +44 (0)1223 330402




The Museum is located on the first floor of the Faculty of Classics. There is level, paved access to the building itself and disabled access to the Museum is via a separate entrance and lift. Our cast gallery, which is our main display space, is all on one level – and it is a wide and open space, with minimal obstructions.

Accessibility map of the Sidgwick Site


There are three disabled parking bays on the Sidgwick Site. Two are behind the Museum in the main car park, giving you easy access to the museum. To reach the third, follow the road through the car park as it turns right and then left.


All staircases have continuous handrails.


The Faculty of Classics has disabled facilities at Entrance 1 (the main foyer entrance) and Entrance 3 (where the lift is located). Please note, however, that the facilities at Entrance 3 are larger and may provide more space for maneouvering than those at Entrance 1.

Ambulatory toilets are located in both the Ladies' and Men's facilities at Entrance 1.

Evacuation procedures

Please notify us of any special requirements in case of emergency. The Faculty and Museum are equipped with evacuation chairs.

Visual impairment

The Museum is very well lit and guide dogs are very welcome. Large text versions of the display labels are available in each bay. Touch tours can be arranged on request.

Hearing impairment

The cast gallery is carpeted and usually very quiet.


Further information

University of Cambridge Disability Resource Centre: Museum

University of Cambridge Disability Resource Centre: Faculty

University of Cambridge Disability Resource Centre: Sidgwick Site

Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cambridge

Every cast tells two stories.

One ancient. One modern.

Admission is free.


Coronovirus Update: Temporary Closure of the Museum of Classical Archaeology from Wednesday 18 March

We are very sad to announce that the Museum of Classical Archaeology will be closing from 5pm today, Tuesday 17 March 2020 until further notice.

More information and updates...


Opening hours

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

Closed on Bank Holidays

Saturday Opening

We are currently closed on Saturdays. We are only open on Saturdays during University of Cambridge term time. Saturday opening begins again on Saturday 25 April 2020.


Easter Closure

We are closing for Easter. We will close at 5pm on Thursday 9 April and reopen at 10am on Tuesday 14 April.


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Museum of Classical Archaeology
Faculty of Classics
Sidgwick Avenue

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Tel. +44 (0)1223 330402

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