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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

Explore Whipple Collections

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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Learning

School visits, guided tours and more

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Opening Times

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

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Wet-and-dry hygrometer dismantled in red velvet-lined case

The saturation of water vapour in the atmosphere affects how the temperature of air is felt. Early hygrometers studied conditions that transformed atmospheric water-vapour into condensation or dew.

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