Museum of Classical Archaeology

Museum Classical Archeology
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The Museum of Classical Archaeology is one of nine University of Cambridge museums and collections. Why not leave the hustle and bustle of the city centre behind to discover a whole new way of seeing ancient art? Our cast gallery houses over 450 plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculpture, each of which has its own story to tell.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 10.00am to 5.00pm. Saturdays in University term time only: 10.00am to 1.00pm.

All schools and groups must book with us at least in advance.
For school and group bookings please contact:
Telephone: (01223) 330402
E-mail: museum-education@classics.cam.ac.uk

Admission charges

Free

Collection details

Archaeology

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Making History by Clare Yarrington

Making History

  • 13 February — 13 April 2018 *on now

Explore the interplay between past and present in this new exhibition by artist Clare Yarrington. Making History falls into three, inter-linked themes, namely the excavation, preservation and reconstruction of classical remains.

Clare draws explicitly on her past experience as an archaeologist and archaeological illustrator to explore our relationship with the classical past. The exhibition features a wide variety of different artistic media, including ink drawings depicting excavations of Gortyn in Crete, collograph prints based on Pompeii and Herculaneum and collaged drawings directly inspired by the Museum's collection.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Queer Antiquities

Queer Antiquities: a Museum Trail

  • 1 — 28 February 2018 *on now

We don't know what really went on between the sheets in the ancient world - but join us this LGBT+ History Month for a trail around the diverse histories of sexual identity and identification in Greece and Rome. From Greek love to Roman invective, from imperial toyboys to post-antique titillation: we explore ancient same-sex sexualities and their reception in our atmospheric Cast Gallery.

Pick up a trail from the front desk and find your way around the naked truth of sex in the ancient past.

For adults.

The Museum of Classical Archaeology is open throughout February Monday-Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday 10am-1pm.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Free

Website

https://www.classics.cam.ac.uk/museum/things-to-do/things-to-do-1/queer-antiquities-trail

Museum of Classical Archaeology
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB3 9DA
England

Website

www.classics.cam.ac.uk/museum

E-mail

Enquiries about school visits and group bookings

museum-education@classics.cam.ac.uk

Dr. Susanne Turner (Curator)

smt41@cam.ac.uk

Jennie Thornber (Education and Outreach Coordinator)

jlt39@cam.ac.uk

Telephone

General enquiries

01223 335153

Education and Outreach Coordinator

O1223 767044

Fax

01223 335409

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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