Museums and Art Galleries: City Centre (South)
Museum of Zoology
Downing Street, Cambridge. CB2 3EJ • (01223) 336650
Officially re-opened in 2018 by Sir David Attenborough, the museum houses an extensive collection of scientifically important zoological material designated as being of outstanding national and international significance by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council.
Much of the Museum’s material derives from the great collecting expeditions of the 19th century, which provided the first documentation of the fauna in many parts of the globe. The collections include individual specimens of exceptional historical significance including fine examples of the Dodo and Great Auk, skins of the extinct Tasmanian Wolf and many of Darwin’s specimens, some of which were collected from his voyage on the Beagle, and from his time studying at the University of Cambridge. As part of the Department of Zoology they are also home to a thriving research community.
No easily accessible wifi. No smoking.
Open 10am-4.30pm Tuesday to Saturday, 12noon-4.30pm Sunday, Closed Monday except most Bank Holidays (please check the website for any late changes). Free admission.
Advance booking is not required.
Located to the south of the city centre on Downing Street. The museum entrance is situated in the courtyard.
Cambridge railway station: 20 minutes walk.
Parking available nearby - payment required.
Museum of Zoology, Downing Street, Cambridge. CB2 3EJ • (01223) 336650
Last Updated Thursday 28 April 2022
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