2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Event information
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


  • The Cast Gallery is on the first floor.
  • Unfortunately, our lift is currently our of order which means we are unable to provide step-free access at this time.
  • This event involves standing, but we can move chairs around the gallery. Please let us know either when you book tickets or on arrival if you would like us to do so.
  • Find out more about Museum Access.
  • Please contact us on 01223 330402 or email museum@classics.cam.ac.uk if you have any questions or concerns about accessibility.

The Museum of Classical Archaeology is home to more than 450 plaster casts of ancient Greek and Roman sculpture. But why do we have a collection of copies or ‘fakes’?

Join Curator Dr Susanne Turner on this tour of the Museum of Classical Archaeology’s Cast Gallery. The Museum houses a rather unusual collection: instead of original statues, the Cast Gallery is packed with more than 600 historical plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculptures. But why do we have all these replicas? And how might thinking about copying help us to look differently at ancient sculpture?

This is a Cambridge Festival event.


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