The University of Cambridge Museums is a consortium of the eight University Museums and the Cambridge University Botanic Garden.

Together, we represent the UK’s highest concentration of internationally important collections outside London. With more than five million works of art, artefacts, and specimens, the collections span four and a half billion years.

Our mission

We activate the power of the University through our collections, sharing with our communities and networks to deepen understanding of our world, inspire new thinking, and address local and global challenges.


We work closely with the University’s other collections, as well as local and national partners. We are proud to be members of the national University Museums Group and Cambridge Arts and Cultural Leaders. 

Community groups are very welcome to visit any of our Museums and the Garden, and we’ll do our best to support your specific needs. Visit the individual collections’ pages on this website for details of how to book.

We regularly take fun and engaging activities to support community events, including Arbury Carnival, Mill Road Winter Fair, Cambridge Big Weekend and other events and celebrations across the City. If you would like to invite us to your community event, please use the contact form at the bottom of the page.

Do you have a community project you’d like us to get involved in? We’d love to hear how we can work together. Please use the contact form at the bottom of the page. 

Past projects
Since 2012, we’ve undertaken projects of all shapes and sizes. To deliver this program, we’ve collaborated with a huge variety of organisations – from the University, local area and further afield. Find out more about our past ventures.

Museum ambassadors event