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Welcome to the Whipple Museum

From 21st October, the museum will be open on Wednesdays and Fridays, for pre-booked visits only.

Tickets are free but must be booked through the University of Cambridge Museums' ticketing system.

Man looking through a microscope

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About Us

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Learning

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Opening Times

Please note:

From 21st October, the Museum will be open on Wednesdays and Friday afternoons, for pre-booked visits only.

Tickets are free but must be booked through the University of Cambridge Museums' ticketing system.

Closed bank holidays

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Explore Collections

A battery of five Leyden jars, used to store static electricity so that its effects could be harnessed and studied.

What meteorologists study has changed considerably since philosophers first began to observe and measure the atmosphere with instruments. Models were one way to help philosophers visualise weather related events, such as lightning striking the earth.

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