Whipple Museum of the History of Science
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Founded in 1944, the Whipple Museum covers all branches of scientific endeavour - a tall order indeed! The museum displays scientific instruments, models, photographs, and artefacts relating to scientific exploration and discovery, including instruments used at the University as far back as the 16th century.
Displays are produced by the students and staff of the colleges and include exhibits by the Department of History and Philosophy of Science. The Upper gallery houses an exhibition on the role of college observatories at the University during the 18th century.
The Whipple Museum has reopened to the public after undergoing essential maintenance work.
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About Whipple Museum
Address: Free School Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, CB2 3RH
Attraction Type: Museum
Website: Whipple Museum
OS: TL448 582
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