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Welcome to the Whipple Museum

University of Cambridge Museums are reopening to the public in phases, as soon as the respective sites can do so safely. The Whipple Museum is currently closed, but we hope to reopen within the next two months.

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

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Our diary of events

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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:

University of Cambridge Museums are reopening to the public in phases, as soon as the respective sites can do so safely. The Whipple Museum is currently closed, but we hope to reopen within the next two months.

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

 

Explore Collections

Perhaps one of the most important issues regarding the use of microscopes in the 18th century was micrometry: measuring tiny objects. There were a number of different methods proposed, one of which was a fine lattice of silver wire.

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