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  • 31Mar '21

    Potatoes and barley are staples of British dinnerplates. Originally from the Peruvian Andes, potatoes journeyed to Britain in the sixteenth century and became side and centrepiece in all manner of meals. Barley's British history stretches back thousands of years, with malt long central to beer production.

  • 31Mar '21

    Humans and other animals are made out of millions of tiny cells. Find out more about them using objects from the Whipple Museum collections and then create or draw your own cell model to remind yourself of how everything works. 


  • 30Mar '21

    In this talk, we report on the co-production of a measure of thriving in collaboration with national poverty charity Turn2Us.

  • 29Mar '21

    Contrary to prevalent narratives in the history of medicine, China and Chinese historical actors played key roles in this field throughout the twentieth century.

  • 15Feb '21

    Held every February half-term, Twilight at the Museums is traditionally a time when our local museums open their doors to families for an evening of torch-lit exploration. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we might not be able to welcome you in person but we'll still be bringing you a taste of Twilight fun. 

  • 07Feb '20

    Experimental: Pop, Fizz, Boom!

    Alongside projections, illuminations and glowing gizmos, take part in a trail that follows only the bravest scientists' experiments: those that wanted to try something different...

    Drop in family event with buggy parking facilities.

  • 14Sep '19

    A special Saturday opening highlighting centuries of toys and fun for children. Co-hosted with the Whipple Library, play with our museum handling objects and enjoy quirky Victorian children's books from our special collections.

    Free, drop in. Ages 6+.

  • 29Aug '19

    Climates are changing and storms are brewing. Scientists and explorers have long concocted methods to manage extreme weather. But what about the future? Join in with games and crafts and visit the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology for more.

    Free, drop in. Ages 5+.

  • 12Aug '19

    Scientists' work isn't always in the laboratory! Pack your case and join an expedition around the world with games and crafts to help you exchange knowledge, observe, and experiment.

    Free, drop in. Ages 3+.

    Part of Summer at the Museums.

  • 29Jul '19

    Have you got what it takes to join our ship's crew? Navigate treacherous seas, play the Tools of the Trade game, handle seafaring objects and make your own to take home.

    Free, drop in. Ages 3+

    Part of Summer at the Museums

Opening Times

We will be reopening on 17th May!

Booking is essential, but tickets are free. They will be available from Tuesday 11th May at the University of Cambridge Museums website. Tickets will be available for the following week.

Slots are as below:

Monday 12.30 - 14.00

Wednesday 12.30 - 14.00

Friday 12.30 - 14.00

We are looking forward to welcoming you back!