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Mr Whipple's first purchase, a telescope from Tours

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

We are celebrating this with an exhibition dedicated to his collection, which is the foundation of the internationally renowned Whipple Museum of the History of Science.

Located in the Special Exhibition Gallery, this exhibition is a unique chance to see a high proportion of our original founding collection.

Opening Times

Following Government guidance, all University of Cambridge Museums are closed until further notice, to help protect visitors, staff and the wider community