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Like other museums, only a small proportion of our collection is on display at any one time and physical access to museums can be challenging for some. Now you can search and browse through records and images of close to 7,000 objects, as well as records of our Trade Literature.

Access the portal here.

Opening Times

Holiday closures

The museum's last day open before Christmas is 22nd December.

The museum will re-open on January 5th 2022.


We are currently open five days a week!

Booking is necessary, but tickets are free. They are available at the University of Cambridge Museums website. Tickets are available for the subsequent week.

Slots are as below:

Monday 14:00 - 15:30

Tuesday 14:00 - 15:30

Wednesday 14:00 - 15:30

Thursday 14:00 - 15:30

Friday 14:00 - 15:30

We hope to see you soon!

Please note that, in line with University of Cambridge guidance, the Whipple Museum requires visitors to continue to wear face coverings (unless exempt) and maintain social distancing.