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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...


Read more at: Francis Hookham (1931–2020)
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...


Read more at: New publication: Objects and Investigations
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


Read more at: Now open: Our 75th anniversary exhibition
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


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

Next Saturday Opening: 20th July

We hope to see you soon!