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Welcome to the Whipple Museum

All University of Cambridge Museums are currently closed to the public. The Botanic Gardens have now re-opened.

Our museums will continue to share stories and activities on their social media channels and websites until they can safely reopen.

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About Us

Who we are, our history and how to get involved

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Learning

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Opening Times

Please note: All University of Cambridge Museums are currently closed to the public. The Botanic Gardens have now re-opened.
Our museums will continue to share stories and activities on their social media channels and websites until they can safely reopen.

For more information on re-opening, see the University of Cambridge Museum's website.

Monday - Friday, 12.30 - 4.30 pm

Closed bank holidays

Free Entry

 

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Read more at: Armillary Spheres and Teaching Astronomy

Armillary spheres are models of the universe. They have been used since antiquity, but very few survive from before the 16th century. The Whipple Museum has one very early example, though dating it accurately is extremely difficult. Some armillary spheres were used for observing the heavens and some, like this one, were...

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