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The Whipple Museum can offer on-site learning sessions from early years to adult groups on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, subject to availability. 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. Contact Alison Giles, our learning coordinator, on to discuss how we can help you. 

Primary Schools

Secondary Schools


Adult groups 

  • Seeing science: objects from the Whipple Museum 

Uniformed organisations

  • Women in Science
  • Astronomy (fulfils all requirements for the Cubs astronomy badge) 

Adjustments and Accommodations

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

Opening Times

We will be closed on Monday 2nd 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!

Please note that, in line with University of Cambridge guidance, the Whipple Museum requires visitors to continue to wear face coverings (unless exempt) and maintain social distancing.