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The Whipple Museum holds an outstanding collection of scientific instruments and models relating to astronomy, navigation, surveying, calculating, medicine and much more. From school sessions to family drop in activities and adult lectures, the Whipple's educational programme can offer something to visitors of all ages and interests. Our learning coordinator is part-time so taught education sessions are available on Thursdays and Fridays, subject to availability. Outreach talks can take place at other times on request. 

You are welcome to co-ordinate your visit to the Whipple Museum with visits to other University of Cambridge Museums and Collections.

If you are unable to visit the museum or want to complement your visit with activities to do at home or in the classroom, do explore and download home activities.

If you've taken part in any of our activities we'd love to see the results - share them on twitter or facebook or email us at

Information for Groups and schools

The Whipple Museum is keen to engage with schools and groups and can offer on-site, digital and/or outreach versions of our learning sessions for anyone from early years to adult groups. Sessions typically last an hour to an hour and a half and include practical activities, handling objects, a tour or virtual tour of the museum and a chance to ask questions. All groups over 10 people must be pre-booked at least a week in advance. You can book a taught session or a self-led visit here


Find out more about the sessions we offer

Families and other events

Visit the What's On section for more information on our other events and exhibitions.

Opening Times

We will be closed on the Spring bank holiday, Monday 29th May.

We are open five days a week, 12.30 - 16:30.

Monday 12.30 - 16:30

Tuesday 12.30 - 16:30

Wednesday 12.30 - 16:30

Thursday 12.30 - 16:30

Friday 12.30 - 16:30

We hope to see you soon!