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We are delighted to announce that Craftswomen, our latest exhibition, has won the British Society for the History of Science Exhibiting Excellence Prize 2023!

The judges were particularly impressed by

the way the exhibition knitted HSTM scholarship into the content of the exhibition; foregrounding the stories of women instrument makers through objects and interpretation.

The curators of the exhibition, Boris Jardine, Joshua Nall and Liba Taub, responded on behalf of the museum:

It is a huge honour to receive the BSHS Exhibiting Excellence Prize. The Whipple Museum has always aimed to make scholarly research accessible to a broad public audience, and it’s fantastic to receive this recognition from our peers. We thank our colleagues in the Museum, our numerous collaborators, and most of all the scholars whose work made our recovery of hidden labour possible—especially Gloria Clifton, Jane Desborough and Alison Morrison-Low.


The exhibition is currently running in our Main Gallery.

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

We hope to see you soon!