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The Whipple 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.

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Whipple Museum of the History of Science
Free School Lane
Department of History and Philosophy of Science
CB2 3RH Cambridge

Museum type(s)

Science & Technology



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Opening hours

Monday 12:30 pm – 04:30 pm
Tuesday 12:30 pm – 04:30 pm
Wednesday 12:30 pm – 04:30 pm
Thursday 12:30 pm – 04:30 pm
Friday 12:30 pm – 04:30 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed


Please note that the Museum is closed for bank holidays and between Christmas and New Year.

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This museum has no entrance fee!

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  • Wheelchair accessible


Free School Lane, Cambridge, England


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