The College's wide range of important artefacts and antiquities are on show in their full glory in state-of-the-art display cases.
There are three major collections, namely Anglo-Saxon, Egyptian and Mediterranean, which include significant, and in some cases unique pieces such as Hermione Grammatike, a named portrait mummy from the Fayum.
Girton has acquired many of these interesting exhibits from its benefactors and supporters. However, the Anglo-Saxon material came from a cemetery excavated on the College site in 1881.
Frances Gandy, the Curator at Girton College, said: "We are delighted to now be able to provide regular public access to the Lawrence Room. It is a truly fascinating collection and quite a hidden treasure. It is already of great interest to researchers and academics and we hope that its new, regular opening hours will mean that a far wider audience will be able to enjoy these pieces."
The Lawrence Room is open to the public for free every Thursday between 2 and 4pm (and at other times via prior appointment).
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