University of Cambridge Museums

University of Cambridge Museums

The Fitzwilliam Museum

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FREE
Open: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm
Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays 12-5pm

The Fitzwilliam Museum houses world-class collections of works of art and antiquities spanning centuries and civilisations.

 

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Kettle’s Yard is currently closed for major redevelopment until 2017. Find out more.

A beautiful and unique house with a distinctive collection of 20th century art, and a gallery exhibiting contemporary and modern art.

 

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

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FREE
Open: Tuesday-Saturday 10.30am-4.30pm
Sunday 12-4.30pm
Closed on Bank Holiday Mondays

Experience the diversity of people and cultures from around the world. Highlights include Pacific material collected on Captain Cook’s voyages of exploration and the 14-metre-high totem pole from Canada.

 

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The museum is currently closed for major refurbishment. Find out more.

Tracing the evolution of animal life the museum houses a huge variety of recent and fossil animals; including intricately beautiful shells, a comprehensive collection of British birds, a spectacular whale skeleton and many other large skeletons of mammals.

 

Museum of Classical Archaeology

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FREE
Open: Monday-Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am-1pm (University term time only)
Closed on Bank Holiday Mondays
Schools and groups must book in advance

One of Cambridge’s hidden gems the museum houses one of the world’s largest collections of plaster casts of Greek and Roman statues, originally gathered in the late 19th century.

 

Whipple Museum of the History of Science

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FREE
Open: Monday-Friday 12.30-4.30pm
Closed on Bank Holiday Mondays

An internationally important collection of scientific instruments and models, dating from the Middle Ages to the present, demonstrating the vitality of past science.

 

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FREE
Open: Monday-Friday 10am-1pm and 2-5pm
Saturday 10am-4pm
Open Bank Holiday Mondays

The museum houses fossils, rocks and minerals from around the world and explores more than 500 million years of Earth’s history.