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Faculty of Classics

View of the Classics Faculty building, with tree in foreground

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.


Finding us: Map of Museum entrance on Sidgwick Avenue

The Museum is located inside the Faculty of Classics in the Sidgwick Site, just off Sidgwick Avenue. We do not have an entrance on the road.

If in doubt, look out for the cast in the entrance to the building.

This map is produced by the University of Cambridge. You can zoom in and out, so you can pinpoint exactly where we are. 


Further information



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:

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


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

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


Car Parking

The Museum does not have a car park for members of the public to use; car parking onsite is unfortunately reserved for members of the University only. However, metred parking is available on Sidgwick Avenue.

The nearest car parks are Lammas Land or Grand Arcade.


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.


Further information

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


Special Opening: Saturday 25 May 10-5pm

We will be open all day on Saturday 25 May to support the performance of Oedipus Tyrannus at the ADC. To request a group booking, please use our online booking form.


Saturday Opening

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

We are currently open on Saturdays until Saturday 8 June, inclusive.


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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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