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From school sessions to family drop in activities and adult lectures, the Whipple Museum'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 Tuesday afternoons, Wednesdays and Thursdays, subject to availability. Find out more about sessions here and use our booking page to check availability and book your visit. 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. Our

offer more information if you need it. 

Families and other events

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

Opening Times

Please note that our lift is currently out of action and we do not have a step-free entrance.

Our maintenance unit is dealing with this urgently, and we hope to resolve within the next two weeks.

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!