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Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Downing St, Cambridge CB2 3DZ, UK

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About Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, also known as MAA, at the University of Cambridge houses the University's collections of local antiquities, together with archaeological and ethnographic artifacts from around the world. The collections of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology number more than 800,000 objects of outstanding research and historical value. In addition, there are over 100,000 field photographs and negatives in the Photographic Archive, and over 30,000 fonds of histor



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University Museum Of Zoology0.02km from Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

The University Museum of Zoology is one of Cambridge's major attractions.  Its brilliant galleries showcase the diversity of animal life, from marsupials to monkeys, mammoths and so more.  The Museum houses an extensive collection of scientifically important zoological material. The collections were designated in 1998 by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council. The building also provides a home for the Cambridge Conservation Initiative, a biodiversity project.

Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences0.06km from Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

The Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences is the oldest of the University of Cambridge museums, having been established in 1728 as the Woodwardian Museum.  It gives a 4.5 billion year journey through time, from the meteoritic building blocks of planets to the thousands of fossils of animals and plants that illustrate the evolution of life in the oceans, on land, and in the air.  The Sedgwick Museum is the oldest of the eight museums which make up the University of Cambridge Museums consortium.

Whipple Museum of the History of Science0.13km from Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

The Whipple Museum of the History of Science is a Museum attached to the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom It exhibits a vast array of scientific instruments dating from the Middle Ages to the present day. From microscopes and telescopes to pocket calculators and slide rules, find out more about the tools that scientists have used to understand the world around us.

St Bene’t’s Church0.23km from Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

St. Bene’t’s Church stands on the eponymous street, close to King’s and Corpus Christi colleges, and The Backs, an area of parkland around the River Cam to the west. The church is dedicated to Saint Benedict of Nursia, the founder of the Benedictine order of monasticism. It is the oldest church in Cambridgeshire as well as the oldest building in Cambridge.

The Corpus Clock0.26km from Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

The Corpus Clock is one of the most distinctive public monuments in Cambridge and has been admired by residents and tourists since its inauguration in 2008. As a relatively new feature, it certainly stands out against the historic brickwork with its gold plated face, with many dubbing it as ‘the strangest clock in the world.’

King's Parade0.31km from Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

King's Parade is a street in central Cambridge, England.  King’s Parade is overflowing with culture. It might very well be the most quintessentially Cambridge street of all. It is a major tourist area in Cambridge, commanding a central position in the University of Cambridge area of the city. It is also a place frequented by many cyclists and by students traveling between lectures during term-time.

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