Whipple Museum of the History of Science

Location: Free School Lane, Cambridge

Daily, 10am-6pm


Science enthusiasts should head to the Whipple Museum of the History of Science to view its broad range of scientific instruments, apparatus, models and prints dating from the 17th to the 19th century. The museum was founded in 1944, when Robert Whipple presented his collection of scientific instruments to the University of Cambridge, and has since drawn in visitors because of its extensive collections of instruments of astronomy, surveying, drawing and calculating, as well as the many talks and events that take place throughout the year. Visitors should prioritise a viewing of the Globes exhibition in the newly refurbished Upper Gallery.