Whipple Museum of the History of Science

Designated a collection of national importance, the Whipple Museum houses instruments, apparatus, models, paintings, prints, photographs, books and other material relating to the history of science.

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By giving his collection of scientific instruments to Cambridge University in 1944, Robert Whipple founded the Whipple Museum of the History of Science. It is one of the eight museums of the University of Cambridge Museums consortium and provides a captivating insight into some of the instruments that have formerly been used by the university’s pioneering colleges. The collection contains scientific instruments dating from the medieval period to the present day with a particular focus on those from the 17th to 19th centuries.


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Venue details

Whipple Museum of the History of Science Free School Lane, Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB2 3RH 01223 330906 www.hps.cam.ac.uk/whipple

Entry details

Free entry to all
Free exhibitions to all

Mon–Fri, 12.30–4.30pm

Closed Bank Holidays and over the Christmas period