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Welcome to the Whipple Museum

In light of the latest Government advice regarding COVID-19, all University of Cambridge Museums and the Botanic Garden are closing to the public until further notice, to help protect visitors, staff and the wider community.

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

Man looking through a microscope

What's on

Our diary of events

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Read more at: About Us

About Us

Who we are, our history and how to get involved

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Learning

School visits, guided tours and more

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Detail of glass fungus model

Explore Whipple Collections

In-depth articles about some of our key collections.

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Opening Times

Please note: In light of the latest Government advice regarding COVID-19, all University of Cambridge Museums and the Botanic Garden are closing to the public until further notice, to help protect visitors, staff and the wider community.

Monday - Friday, 12.30 - 4.30 pm

Closed bank holidays

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Explore Collections

A James Short telescope

James Short was one of the most prolific telescope makers of the 18th-century. A handwritten instruction sheet, probably by Short himself, accompanies one of his telescopes. His career as an astronomer included many observations of comets, transits of Venus, and the Northern Lights.

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