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Whipple Museum of the History of Science

Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RH, England
+44 1223 330906
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Great displays; rather hard to find

We enjoyed visiting the Whipple Museum, especially because of the excellent docent who gave us a... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Rome, Italy
Entertaining and Informative

The Whipple is a great visit for those with a general interest in science. The display cards are... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2017
Victoria, Canada
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Founded as a University Museum in 1944, this diverse collection covers all branches of science and features a comprehensive collection of scientific instruments that were used from the 16th century to the present.
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  • Very good51%
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Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RH, England
+44 1223 330906
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We enjoyed visiting the Whipple Museum, especially because of the excellent docent who gave us a tour and explained all of the many scientific instruments and devices. Great displays, good explanations of the uses of the scientific devices.

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Reviewed 2 September 2017

The Whipple is a great visit for those with a general interest in science. The display cards are always informative though sometimes a bit brief. I'm still puzzled about how to use an astrolabe to determine latitude. The collection of microscopes is fascinating.

Thank Bob2885
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Interesting selection of scientific instruments, and (when we visited) a exhibition of globes. I never thought globes could be so interesting.

Thank TWinster13
Reviewed 19 August 2017

the family and me visited the whipple museum on our week in cambridge and this was really one of the best bits of the whole time there. its a good set of instruments and bits and pieces that they have here but most of all...More

Thank alhiggs
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

The Whipple museum is an interesting place to see some of the historical instruments used in science and it's discoveries. Charles Darwin features with his microscope. Worth the visit.

Thank ianwebb75
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We visited as a group to the Whipple Museum of the History of Science. Upon arriving, our mentors have already made a reservation to this museum and several different groups were also arriving at the same time. Although pricing was free, a reservation is definitely...More

Thank Justin9127
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The Cambridge museums have arranged a collaborative season of activities. This science based activity was ideal for seven year old and nine year old grandchildren.

Thank nicholaswalks
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This museum displays a range of sceintific instruments and devices from hundreds of years past to more recent developments. Many sciences are covered, but some of the instruments also have something of an architectural beauty. The museum is free, but yu can, and should make...More

Thank Simon T
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We can see a rich variety of scientific instruments from the Middle Ages till now. It is proper also for children.

Thank antonis k
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Open 12.30pm to 4.30pm. Focuses on Instruments of astronomy, navigation, surveying, drawing and calculating, sundials, mathematical instruments and early electrical apparatus from the 17th to the 19th centuries. Hands on activities available for younger children.

Thank BobbyGentry
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