- Museums and Art Galleries
Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)
Venue type: Indoor
The Whipple Museum holds a pre eminent collection of scientific instruments and models, dating from the Middle Ages to the present. The Museum's collection includes microscopes and telescopes, sundials, early slide rules, teaching and demonstration equipment, pocket electronic calculators and laboratory apparatus.
The Main Gallery of the Museum is housed in a large hall with Jacobean hammer-beam roof-trusses, built in 1618 as the first Cambridge Free School. Other galleries include discover, the New Gallery, and the Victorian Parlour.
Handling activities are available in the New Gallery and Victorian Parlour. Why not experiment with light, make your own animation or learn about your bones by trying on our skeleton tunic? In the Upper Gallery, come and explore the hands-on Victorian Parlour. The space evokes the feeling of the parlour of a 19th century family who are interested in science. Browse the books, open drawers and play with the games and activities inspired by objects in the Museum's collection.
- Picnics Allowed
- Restaurant Onsite
- Onsite Shop
- Snacks Available
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
- Parking Available Nearby
- Pushchair Friendly
Getting There and Contact Information
Free School Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 3RH, England
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Monday to Friday 12.30 - 16:30
Extremely limited bathroom facilities.
Various publications and postcards available.