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The Whipple Museum can offer on-site learning sessions from early years to adult groups on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, subject to availability. Our maximum group size is 45 for taught sessions and 30 for self-led groups. Taught sessions typically last up to an hour and a half and include practical activities, information about objects and a chance to ask questions. Home educating families are welcome to book any of the schools sessions, there are no minimum numbers. You are also welcome to visit the museum as a self-led group on other days of the week. Please use our booking system to find a time which suits you and book your session here. School and group sessions at the museum are free of charge, although donations are welcome either using the donations box at the museum or online. See adult groups section for charges for outreach talks. 

Primary Schools

Secondary Schools/Post 16

Adult groups - talks with objects from the museum

  • Seeing science: objects from the Whipple Museum
  • Scientific Women

Please contact Alison on are26@cam.ac.uk to arrange a talk or a visit to the museum for an adult group. Visits to the museum are free, although donations are welcome; an outreach talk costs £50 or £35 for smaller groups or those who are struggling financially. 

Adjustments and Accommodations

If something catches your eye but might need some adjustment to suit your group, please let us know and we'll do our best to adapt it to your needs.

Opening Times

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

And now open the third Saturday of every month!

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

Selected Saturdays 10.00 - 16.00

Next Saturday Opening: 20th July

We hope to see you soon!