Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The collection holds over 30,000 artifacts from the Pacific region, including some gathered by Captain Cook on his first and third voyages.
The basis of the collection is artifacts from influential world sites such as Olduvai Gorge, Le Moustier,and Jericho. The British collections are especially strong on Paleolithic remains from East Anglia, as well as the Mesolithic (e.g. Star Carr), Bronze Age, Roman, and Saxon periods.
Though the museum welcomes researchers, its limited space and high demand means that visiting scholars should contact the museum administration at least one month ahead of a proposed visit. Researchers cannot be accommodated during August and September.
Casual visitors are welcome without prior notice at regular opening hours.
About Archaeology and Anthropology
Address: Downing Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, CB2 3DZ
Attraction Type: Museum
Website: Archaeology and Anthropology
Phone: 01223 333 516
OS: TL451 582
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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Tourist Information Centre
Tel: 01223 791 500
Alternate Tel: 01223 791 501 (Tours)