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About the Session 

Find out more about the development of medicine and anatomy using objects from the collections of the Whipple Museum and library. Explore changes in anatomy textbooks from a rare sixteenth-century edition of Vesalius' "De Fabrica" to modern versions of "Gray's anatomy". Try out a much-hyped Victorian medical device and find out how microscopes revolutionised our understanding of infectious diseases. 

Duration: Can be booked as: 

A 90-minute session in the museum- please note that our maximum group size is 45 due to the small size of the museum. You can find an example session plan here and our group leader notes for taught sessions here.


A 60-minute outreach session (online or in person) 

Available: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (museum sessions 10-11.30 or 1-2.30, outreach negotiable), subject to availability 

How to Book 

Use the "taught session" option on our booking system at to book this session. 

Whipple Museum School Sessions


University of Cambridge School Sessions