Museums and Societies

Members of the Society are welcome to use the University's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, and the Haddon Library.

  • The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

    Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3DZ
    Tel (01223) 333516

    The Museum contains large and important collections of archaeological and anthropological material from all parts of the world. The archaeological collections from all periods include significant collections from Palaeolithic Europe, Asia and Africa; Precolumbian Central and South America; early civilizations of the Mediterranean; and British archaeology. The world-renowned anthropological collections include important collections from the South Seas, West Africa and the Northwest Coast of North America; historic collections from the 18th century; and extensive photographic collections from the 19th and 20th centuries.

    Opening times: Tuesday-Saturday 10.30-4.30, Sunday 12.00-4.30
    Closed at Christmas and Easter and on most public holidays.
    Admission free.

  • The Haddon Library

    Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3DZ
    Telephone: 01223-333505 (Library), 01223-333506 (Librarian)

    31,000 monographs; 17,000 pamphlets and offprints; 1,564 serial titles (current and dead).

    Special Collections:
    Cambridge Antiquarian Society. Book and offprint collections from the libraries of Alfred Haddon, James Frazer, William Ridgeway, Charles McBurney, A.H. Pitt-Rivers, Miles Burkitt, J.M. De Navarro, G.H.S. Bushnell, Grahame Clark.

    Opening hours:
    Term: 0845-1715 (Sat. 0900-1300; 1400-1700).
    Vacation: 0900-1700 (Closed Sat.)


Current volumes of the Proceedings of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society include a brief summary of reports filed from excavations in Cambridgeshire in the year before publication.

View the CAS Publications page for a full list of our publications.


The Cambridgeshire Collection (Central Library, Lion Yard) houses over 8,000 CAS photographs of the county.

The Cambridgeshire Archives (formerly the County Record Office) holds nearly 3,000 CAS lantern slides of Cambridgeshire.

The Cambridge University Library keeps the early 19th century Relhan Collection of over 350 watercolours of Cambridgeshire, and an extensive collection of rubbings of monumental brasses.