Visit to Cambridge Museums

13 April 2019

10:00 - 16:30

McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research
Downing Street
United Kingdom


The group has arranged a visit based on the three central museums of Archaeology and Anthropology, Zoology and Geology. Each of these presents its “wonderful things” in a slightly different way. The theme of the day, then, is what is the purpose of a museum? Participants will be free to visit other institutions - the Fitzwilliam Museum or the Botanic Gardens, for example -  as they wish.


Photography within the Museums is allowed, but not necessarily easy when visitors are numerous. Their architectural features are, of course, readily accessible. 


We will meet in the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research on the University’s Downing site at 10.00 am for coffee and a short introductory talk, after which participants will be able to choose their own schedules. Tea and biscuits will be in the Institute at 4.00pm. Please email Gwil Owen to book for the day, this is so expected attendance is known in advance. Arrangements for lunch will be made later, when the number of participants is better known.


The University Downing site is in central Cambridge on - surprise - Downing Street. Parking in central Cambridge is difficult. Participants coming by car would be better advised  to use one of the various park and ride sites available. There are two to the south, one to the east and one to the west of the town. All buses from these terminate within a five minute walk from the site. Those arriving by train will find frequent buses from there into the town centre.

Gwil Owen
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Group(s): Archaeology and Heritage