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Welcome to the Whipple Museum

Following Government guidance, all University of Cambridge Museums are closed until further notice, to help protect visitors, staff and the wider community.

Detail of glass fungus model

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In-depth articles about some of our key collections.

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About Us

Who we are, our history and how to get involved

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School visits, guided tours and more

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Opening Times

We will be reopening on 17th May!

Booking is essential, but tickets are free. They will be available from Tuesday 11th May at the University of Cambridge Museums website. Tickets will be available for the following week.

Slots are as below:

Monday 12.30 - 14.00

Wednesday 12.30 - 14.00

Friday 12.30 - 14.00

We are looking forward to welcoming you back!

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A battery of five Leyden jars, used to store static electricity so that its effects could be harnessed and studied.

What meteorologists study has changed considerably since philosophers first began to observe and measure the atmosphere with instruments. Models were one way to help philosophers visualise weather related events, such as lightning striking the earth.

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