Whipple Museum of the History of Science
Museum entrance

Founded in 1944, the Whipple Museum covers all branches of scientific endeavour - a tall order indeed! The museum disaplays scientific instruments, models, photographs, and artifacts 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 is closed until early 2019 for essential maintenance work. We will update this page when the museum is ready to reopen.

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About Whipple Museum
Address: Free School Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, CB2 3RH
Attraction Type: Museum
Website: Whipple Museum
Email: hps-whipple-museum@lists.cam.ac.uk
Phone: 01223 330 906
Fax: 01223 334 554
Location map
OS: TL448 582
Photo Credit: Rich Tea, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence


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