Delve into the collections at the Whipple Museum of the History of Science and learn about the difficult histories inherent in the advancement of scientific knowledge. Age recommendation 10 or older.

Delve into the collections at the Whipple Museum of the History of Science and learn about the difficult histories inherent in the advancement of scientific knowledge. Age recommendation 10 or older.

Delve into the collections at the Whipple Museum of the History of Science and learn about the difficult histories inherent in the advancement of scientific knowledge. Age recommendation 10 or older.

This autumn, grab your pencils and head to the Botanic Garden to have a go at our new Autumn Art Adventure.  We’ve produced a little booklet which is free to pick up from the ticket offices and is full of prompts and ideas to help you observe, imagine, scribble and draw as you make your way around the beautiful Garden at autumn time.

We pile meaning on our hair, changing the cut, style and colour to influence how the world sees us – and how we see ourselves. Hair is always with us and is a part of our body which we can modify at will. And if this is true today, it was also true in the ancient past. So for one afternoon only, we’re going to be getting hands-on with ancient hair and embodying the styles of the classical past here in our atmospheric Cast Gallery.

Discover complex, intriguing and challenging stories about power within our collections. 

Join us for an opportunity to share and exchange stories and ideas linked to the University of Cambridge Museum's investigation of the legacies of empire and enslavement, power and memory with our communities and audiences.

The Romans are here! They've marched through the countryside of ancient Britain, bringing their strange customs and scary soldiers. But what happens next? Will you become a Roman or join the resistance? Will you explore the Mediterranean sea or stay at home? That's entirely up to you!

Why is there a fin whale skeleton in Cambridge? What can we learn from our Dodo skeleton? What did Darwin collect here and on the Voyage of the Beagle, and what can these collections tell us about him and is ideas on evolution? Hear these stories and more on a guided tour around the Museum of Zoology.

FREE, all ages

Why is there a fin whale skeleton in Cambridge? What can we learn from our Dodo skeleton? What did Darwin collect here and on the Voyage of the Beagle, and what can these collections tell us about him and is ideas on evolution? Hear these stories and more on a guided tour around the Museum of Zoology.

Why is there a fin whale skeleton in Cambridge? What can we learn from our Dodo skeleton? What did Darwin collect here and on the Voyage of the Beagle, and what can these collections tell us about him and is ideas on evolution? Hear these stories and more on a guided tour around the Museum of Zoology.

Tours are FREE, please book ahead. 

If you would like to, we do accept donations. Please ask at our reception desk. 

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