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Getting to the Museum of Classical Archaeology

Finding us

The Museum of Classical Archaeology is located just outside the city centre – but don't worry, we're easy to find. The Museum is part of the University of Cambridge and the cast gallery, our main display space, can be found upstairs in the Faculty of Classics on Sidgwick Avenue. The entrance to the Faculty is inside the Sidgwick Site.

UCM map

Further Information

View the Official University of Cambridge map – this map lets you zoom in and out, so you can pinpoint exactly where we are.

View the accessibility map of the Sidgwick Site.

Getting here

Cambridge is a small city, which is less than an hour from London and easily accessed by road or train from other parts of the country.

 Cambridge County Council travel information

By foot

The Museum of Classical Archaeology is a short and pleasant stroll from the city centre. Why not take a gentle walk across the Silver Street bridge and along Sidgwick Avenue, where the entrance to the Sidgwick Site can be found? The route passes the 'backs' of the central colleges, which is a perfect place for a picnic on a sunny day.

By train

Cambridge is only 50 minutes from London by train, and also has good links to the Midlands via Peterborough. There is a taxi rank at the train station and regular buses to the city centre, from which the Museum is a short 15-minute walk. The U bus now runs every 20 minutes during the day between the station (from stop 8) and Silver Street, which is just a five minute walk from our gallery. Alternatively, the walk from the station itself to the Museum of Classical Archaeology takes approximately 45 minutes, for those who prefer to stretch their legs.

By car

If you're travelling to our Cambridge museum by car, remember that the only parking is metred on Sidgwick Avenue. The area around the Sidgwick Site, though, is not subject to any of the vehicle restrictions which apply in the centre.

Whichever direction you are travelling from, the M11 is the easiest route to Cambridge and the Museum of Classical Archaeology. You can either:

Exit the M11 at junction 13 (northward travel only), then:

  • Follow the A1303 (Madingly Road) eastwards into Cambridge
  • Turn right onto the A1134 (Queen's Road)
  • Take the second right onto Sidgwick Avenue.


Exit the M11 at junction 12 (both northward and southward travel), then:

  • Follow the A603 (Barton Road) eastwards into Cambridge
  • Keep following the road as it turns left, crossing straight over the roundabout at the garage
  • Turn left onto Sidgwick Avenue.

Car Parking

The Museum does not have a car park, but metred parking is available on Sidgwick Avenue.

Park and Ride

Alternatively, if you prefer not to venture into Cambridge itself, the Madingly Road Park and Ride is a good option. From here, the Universal U bus stops at the back of the Sidgwick Site on West Road and also on Silver Street.

 More information on Park and Ride in Cambridge

 Universal bus timetable

 Universal bus map

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

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


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