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Summer at the Museum

Summer with the Museums

28 July 2020

This year we're bringing the museums to you! Normally, the summer is a busy time for museums with all sorts of family events and activities happening throughout the holidays. This year, although many of our museums are not open to visitors just yet, you can still enjoy some museum-themed fun. See the University of...

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Francis Hookham portrait with calculator collection, 1988

Francis Hookham (1931–2020)

8 April 2020

The staff of the Whipple Museum are saddened to learn of the passing of longtime friend of the Museum Francis Hookham, who died peacefully on March 25th. Francis is known to many of our visitors through his much-loved collection of pocket electronic calculators, which he donated to the Museum in 1988. The collection was...

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Objects and Investigations: The Whipple's 75th Annivesary publication

New publication: Objects and Investigations

6 February 2020

Objects and Investigations: to Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of R. S. Whipple's Gift to the University of Cambridge

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Mr Whipple's first purchase, a telescope from Tours

Now open: Our 75th anniversary exhibition

6 February 2020

Novermber 2019 marked the 75th anniversary of Robert Whipple's donation of scientific instruments and rare books to the University of Cambridge

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Opening Times

Please note:

From 21st October, the Museum will be open on Wednesdays and Friday afternoons, for pre-booked visits only.

Tickets are free but must be booked through the University of Cambridge Museums' ticketing system.

Closed bank holidays

Free Entry