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“Sounds more interesting than it is”

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Ranked #26 of 165 things to do in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Come to the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Cambridge to see world-class collections of art and artefacts from all over the world. Objects ranging from stone tools and pots to sculptures and paintings represent cultures and histories over millennia. Great recent and contemporary works reflect the diversity of peoples worldwide, and the resilience of indigenous cultures confronted by globalisation
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Sounds more interesting than it is”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

After the superb Sedgewick museum next door this was a real let down. Jumbled and sparce collection of artifacts with poor labelling. I would suggest the Fitzwilliam if you want to see archaeological finds.

Visited June 2013
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staffordshire
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Nice little museum”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

Some lovely displays and hours worth of interesting stuff - top floor not complete as yet but still plenty to see - totem pole was an eye opener - had no idea they were that big!

Visited May 2013
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
169 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Great place!”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

Nicely refurbished! Welcoming staff! Like the way the ground floor feels modern, well lit and how the exhibits are displayed.
Our children found some clipboards with activities, including an alphabetical search of items across the whole museum. We had a lot of fun trying to find objects starting with the letter" Q,Y and Z".
A small friendly museum, that would be a good place to take younger kids. Across the road from the Grand Arcade, so excellent for parking too!

Visited March 2013
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York
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Interesting and Quick”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

A great place to go to get a quick culture fix. I especially liked the Anthropology buildings. Interesting clothing, jewellery and other cultural items from around the world. Not a large selection but a good taster session.

Visited February 2013
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Nice free museum”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

You can have a nice free afternoon or morning in this museum. It is quite and you do not feel rushed through.

Visited December 2012
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