Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Downing Street Cambridge CB2 3EJ

This is a small but fascinating museum of Oceanic, Asian, African and native American art, made up of objects collected by some of the foremost explorers of their time, such as Captain James Cook who gathered the South Pacific objects during his voyage there in 1770. Alongside these international artefacts are local antiques and archeological finds from the surrounding area. The museum itself dates back to 1884 when it housed the collection of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society, from which time it gradually grew to the substantial collection it has today. Its a free museum and exhibitions change fairly regularly, so its always worth checking out what will be on show during your stay.

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