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Museum Facilities

The Faculty of Classics offers a range of facilities to make your visit to the Museum of Classical Archaeology more comfortable.


The Cast Gallery, our main display space, is located on the first floor of the the Faculty of Classics, and the main entrance is inside the Sidgwick Site. For details of how to find us, see our getting here pages.


The Museum facilities include a lift, which is accessible from Entrance 3 in the Faculty of Classics. If you require use of the lift for disabled access or baby buggies, please ask at the Enquiries Office as you enter the building.



The toilets, including disabled facilities, are located on the ground floor of the Faculty of Classics, inside the main entrance.


Baby changing

Baby-changing facilities are available in the disabled toilet located in the main entrance foyer to the Classics Faculty.


Cloakrooms and luggage

The Museum does not have a cloakroom but it does have space where coats and bags can be left. Any property left here is at the owner's own risk.


General Information


The Museum welcomes families with children. For more information on activities for kids, please see our Family Activities page.



Still photography is permitted in the Cast Gallery, but only for personal use and not commercial. However, photography using a stand, tripod, special lighting or other equipment is only permitted by special arrangement.

  • Do you need permission to publish a photograph of ours? Please note, all images are ©Museum of Classical Archaeology, University of Cambridge unless otherwise stated. Visit our permissions page


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 water (see Food and Drink, below), especially if you are bringing small children.


Museum Shop

The Museum does not have a gift shop, but we do have a small selection of postcards, posters and guide-books for sale, as well as our highlights pack which is especially useful for A-level students. The central University of Cambridge Museums shop, however, stocks a range of products relating to our collection.


Hire of the Gallery

It is not possible to hire the gallery for private functions.


Food and Drink

Food and drink is not permitted in the gallery, although we make an exception for bottled water. Please join us in protecting our objects from harm. In nice weather, Coe Fen is a lovely place for outdoor refreshments.



We welcome drawing in our Cast Gallery. We have plenty of chairs, which can be moved around. We simply ask that you use dry materials (excluding charcoal), do not block any throughways or fire exits, and don't lean on any bases. Please note, on occasion the sculpture you are drawing may be needed for teaching.

Please note: the Museum is often a quiet and tranquil space, especially outside of term-time. However, increasing visitor numbers and a higher frequency of events mean we cannot guarantee an interruption-free experience.


Identification and Valuations

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer an identification or valuation service. Some larger museums, such as the British Museum (pdf), offer an identification service by appointment in individual departments. However, please note that museums are bound by a strict Code of Ethics and you may be required to demonstrate appropriate collection history until at least 1970 and appropriate export documentation.


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

Admission is free.


Just drop in: no need to book


Lift out of order

Our lift is currently out of order which means we are not able to provide step-free access at present.


Opening hours

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

Closed on Bank Holidays


Saturday Opening

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

We are currently closed on Saturdays. Our next Saturday opening will be Saturday 27 April.


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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Get in touch

Tel. +44 (0)1223 330402


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Copyright statement

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.