The Museum of Classical Archaeology, nicknamed the Ark, contains a vast collection of plaster casts of Greek and Roman ... More
Museum of Classical Archaeology
The Museum of Classical Archaeology, nicknamed the Ark, contains a vast collection of plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculptures. Although the friezes, busts and statues are only copies, visitors will find this does not detract from their beauty. Notable exhibits include the Elgin Marbles and sculptures by Praxiteles. The contents are used for teaching by the Faculty of Classics. Wheelchair users are advised to telephone prior to visiting.
for anyone interested in the classics, this museum is a revelation. it is almost hidden away but once found (up the stairs in a non-descript building) you enter a world where you can see a full-size cast of almost every famous greek and roman statue you have ever heard of, or seen in a book. and in some cases, the casts are probably now in better shape than the originals (like the cast of trajan's column in the v&a in Llondon).
the displays are rather close together (space is limited) and it is in some ways more like a store room than a standard museum. but this is part of the museum's charm as you really feel that you are exploring - and you are not bothered by officious warders and staff. and entry is free!
highly recommended for regular return visits.
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