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Whipple Museum

0.2km
Free School Lane, Cambridge. CB2 3RH • (01223) 330906
Whipple Museum, Cambridge
Whipple Museum, Cambridge

The Whipple Museum holds an internationally important collection of scientific instruments and models, dating from the Middle Ages to the present. The museum's collection includes scientific instruments, apparatus, models, pictures, prints, photographs, books and other material related to the history of science.

The museum's holdings are particularly strong in material dating from the 17th to the 19th centuries, especially objects produced by English instrument makers, although the collection contains objects dating from the medieval period to the present day. Instruments of astronomy, navigation, surveying, drawing and calculating are well represented, as are sundials, mathematical instruments and early electrical apparatus.

The Whipple Museum of the History of Science was founded in 1944 when Robert Stewart Whipple presented his collection of scientific instruments to the University of Cambridge.

Features:

Free Entry.

No easily accessible wifi. No smoking.

Opening Times:

Open 12.30pm-4.30pm Monday to Friday, Closed Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays (please check the website for any late changes). Free admission.

Booking:

Advance booking is not required.

Location:

Located to the south of the city centre off Pembroke Street.

Getting There:

National Rail Cambridge railway station: 20 minutes walk.

Parking:

Parking available nearby - payment required.

Whipple Museum, CambridgeWhipple Museum, Cambridge
Whipple Museum, CambridgeWhipple Museum, Cambridge
Whipple Museum, CambridgeWhipple Museum, Cambridge
Whipple Museum, CambridgeWhipple Museum, Cambridge
Whipple Museum, Free School Lane, Cambridge. CB2 3RH • (01223) 330906

Last Updated Thursday 28 April 2022

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