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Welcome to the Whipple Museum

We are now open 5 days a week (Monday to Friday), but still with limited opening hours: 14:00 to 15:30.

See University of Cambridge Museums to book tickets.

Detail of glass fungus model

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In-depth articles about some of our key collections.

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Opening Times

We are currently open five days a week!

Booking is essential, but tickets are free. They are available at the University of Cambridge Museums website. Tickets are available for the subsequent week.

Slots are as below:

Monday 14:00 - 15:30

Tuesday 14:00 - 15:30

Wednesday 14:00 - 15:30

Thursday 14:00 - 15:30

Friday 14:00 - 15:30

We hope to see you soon!

Please note that, in line with University of Cambridge guidance, the Whipple Museum requires visitors to continue to wear face coverings (unless exempt) and maintain social distancing.

Explore Collections

 An eighteenth-century Dutch weather-glass.

Barometers were used to calculate the height of a mountain summit above sea level, but air pressure also indicated possible changes in weather. During the eighteenth century, studying the weather was a fashionable pursuit for the gentry, and barometers were increasingly hung in domestic spaces.

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