Whale skeleton, Zoology Museum
Whale skeleton, Zoology Museum

A combination research facility and zoological collection, the museum is a part of the Department of Zoology at Cambridge University. It is located in a modern building on Downing Street, near the Sedgewick Museum of Geology and the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

The museum houses permanent exhibits of life forms, organised from the very simplest organisms and vertebrates up to birds and mammals. Both fossil and currently living species are represented in the collection on display.

In addition, the museum shows temporary exhibits, made to illustrate a particular scientific or zoological theme. In particular, these temporary exhibits are built to celebrate National Museums Week and National Science Week.

About Zoology
Address: Downing Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, CB2 3EJ
Attraction Type: Museum
Website: Zoology
Email: umzc@zoo.cam.ac.uk
Location map
OS: TL451 582
Photo Credit: Elliott Simpson, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence


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