Whipple Museum of the History of Science | Day Out With The Kids

Whipple Museum of the History of Science

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England

Attraction Information

  • Museums and Art Galleries icon Museums and Art Galleries

Ages: 4+

Venue type: Indoor

Let your kids feel like real life scientists as they embark on an interactive journey of exploration at Whipple Museum of the History of Science.

From as far back as the middle ages to present the collection of scientific instruments and models is so broad your kids will be pro scientists before they know it. They will feel like they have just stepped inside their very own lab, as they learn and discover so many new things. Stargaze through telescopes, explore the world in the globe gallery or investigate Darwin’s microscope. There’s so much to see and do.

The main gallery houses selected larger objects, and it’s Jacobean hammer beam roof dates back all the way to 1618. Awaiting you upstairs in The Victorian Parlour is an interactive gallery that will evoke exploration and discovery in the whole family. Rummage through drawers, take a look through the stereoscopic viewer or create your own animations. Unleash your inner scientist and head out for a day of interactive learning and discovering.   

  • Interactive
  • Victorian Parlour
  • Darwin’s Microscope


  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Free School Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 3RH, England


Click here to visit Whipple Museum of the History of Science's website
01223 330906

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Reopens Early 2019


Free admission

More Information

Guest suitability

Step-free access is available at the rear of the building. Maps are available on site to find this entrance.

Parking facilities

We encourage visitors to use the Cambridge Park and Ride facilities wherever possible. Please be aware that parking in Cambridge city centre can be expensive. If you do wish to park in the city centre, the Grand Arcade multi-storey car park on Corn Exchange Street is the closest car park to the Museum.

Public transport

Cambridge is easily accessible by road via the M11 and A14. By train Cambridge can be reached in under 1 hour from London. The railway station is situated just over a mile from the Museum (a 20-30 min walk, or a short bus or taxi ride - take any bus to the city centre and get off at the bus station). The bus station is situated on Drummer Street and is a 5-10 minute walk from the Museum.

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Unfortunately, this attraction is currently closed. It's expected to reopen in early 2019, so make sure you come back and check again later!  

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