A Day at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

There are countless historical treasures to be found in and around the gorgeous city of Cambridge. In addition to the University colleges, you’ll find institutes like the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

Clayton Hotel Cambridge is one of our luxury hotels near Cambridge Station and is ideally situated for you to explore the city and discover the wonders that are locked away in the MAA. We’ve put together this helpful guide to show you some of the incredible things you can expect to see on your visit.

Archaeological collection

The prized archaeological collection will take you on a journey through time and across the planet. The museum holds one of the most renowned collections in the world which contains artefacts from every era throughout history. Learn about how the dinosaurs lived as you browse ancient fossils and see how landscapes have changed throughout history. The collection of artefacts includes specimens that were found right here in the heart of Cambridge.

Anthropological collection

This is an amazing opportunity to learn about the history of the human race and discover the incredible social and technological innovations that have taken place throughout history. Transport yourself back in time and learn about the different civilizations of the world and the impact they made. The collection includes things like ancient tools, tribal artefacts and artwork that dates back thousands of years. This is a wonderful family learning experience if you’re travelling to Clayton Hotel Cambridge with the kids.

Photographic collection

In addition to the vast collection of artefacts, the museum also holds over 220,000 photographs that showcase some of the most pivotal moments in human history. If you’re a photographer, you will love browsing this wonderful collection to get inspired. The photos have been collected over the last two hundred years and some were taken shortly after the camera was invented.

Creative writing courses

As well as providing visitors with an incredible collection of historic artefacts, the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology also hosts regular creative writing courses. The aim is to promote self-expression and encourage creativity in people of all ages. Whether you’re a struggling author trying to finish your latest book or you’re a beginner looking to try your hand at writing, the MMA is the perfect place to get inspired and improve your skills. The courses welcome people of all abilities and provide a calming environment for learning.

Drawing sessions

If writing isn’t your thing and you prefer to get creative with pencils and colours, be sure to check out one of the museum’s popular drawing sessions. The aim is to inspire artists and offer unique subjects for them to draw. Using the artefacts and exhibitions at the museum, you will learn about how to create different forms and breathe new life into the specimens. Don’t worry if you’re not a natural Da Vinci as the sessions are open to anyone that wants to give drawing a go.

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