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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

We will be reopening on 17th May!

Booking is essential, but tickets are free. They will be available from Tuesday 11th May at the University of Cambridge Museums website. Tickets will be available for the following week.

Slots are as below:

Monday 12.30 - 14.00

Wednesday 12.30 - 14.00

Friday 12.30 - 14.00

We are looking forward to welcoming you back!