Museums & Galleries

Museums & Galleries

Cambridge has so many museums to visit that you simply wont be able to fit them all into one day.

If you are wondering what is the best museum in Cambridge or what museums can I visit outside of the city, check out the helpful links in the list below and begin to explore your new favourite museum!

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KEY FACTS
  • On the same day you could marvel at ancient Egyptian relics in the Fitzwilliam Museum, visit the North and South Poles at The Polar Museum, take a look at the original specimens that Darwin collected on his famous trip on The Beagle or gaze upon old masters by artists such as Canaletto, Titian and Cezanne...
Byard Art
Art & Framing
Museums & Galleries

Byard Art

Cambridge Museum of Technology
Museums & Galleries

Cambridge Museum of Technology

Home of our industrial heritage, based in the city’s historic sewage pumping station next to the river Cam.

Cambridge Open Studios 2022
Art & Framing
Free
House & Park
Museums & Galleries
Tourism

Cambridge Open Studios 2022

In one of the largest Open Studios events to date, Cambridge Open Studios 2022 presents work from more than 370 COS Members in over 230 studios and spaces across the county this July.

Clare Hall
B&B's and Guesthouses
College Rooms
Museums & Galleries
Tourism
Universities & Colleges

Clare Hall

Clare Hall is a college for advanced study at the University of Cambridge. We have beautiful grounds and gardens to explore. A British architect and long-time resident of Sweden, Ralph Erskine, was enlisted to build a resolutely modern community within Cambridge’s history-rich landscape.

Courtyard Kitchen
Art & Framing
Coffee Shops & Tea Rooms
Food & Drink
Gift Shops
Leisure Activities
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Restaurants

Courtyard Kitchen

Combining food and culture, our modern eatery is the perfect spot to enjoy freshly prepared, homemade food whilst being able to peruse the contemporary exhibitions, art and antiquities within the museum walls.

David Parr House
Art & Framing
Museums & Galleries

David Parr House

David Parr House is an ordinary terraced house with an extraordinary hand-painted interior. Home to the Victorian working-class artist, David Parr and his family, the house is an example of Arts and Crafts workmanship layered with 20th-century social history.

Exhibition: Murder by the Book at Cambridge University Library
Free
Museums & Galleries
Universities & Colleges

Exhibition: Murder by the Book at Cambridge University Library

Cambridge University Library runs a programme of free, public exhibitions throughout the year. Murder by the Book: A Celebration of 20th Century British Crime Fiction illuminates and celebrates the stories of the UK’s most popular fiction writing, examining crime’s place in our literary history, looking at the Library’s remarkable collection items, and stylish dust jackets, that represent more than a century of British book design. Featuring star items including Agatha Christie's 1937 typewriter. Pre-booking essential.

Fitz Events, Fitzwilliam College Cambridge
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Fitz Events, Fitzwilliam College Cambridge

A distinct and modern Cambridge College, Fitzwilliam College offers an outstanding venue for events, B&B breaks, celebrations, and much more.

GALLERIE V
Art & Framing
Free
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Leisure Activities
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Toilets

GALLERIE V

GALLERIE V is a Cambridge-based youth gallery which opened its doors on May 19, 2021. Our mission is to support, inspire, and educate the local youth community, by showcasing the work of young artists aged 14-25 from all over the UK in group open call exhibitions. By providing a platform for artists to express their creativity, we aim to create a community which enables young individuals to showcase and develop their creative potential.

Huntingdon Art Gallery
Art & Framing
Free
Home Furnishings
Leisure Activities
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Huntingdon Art Gallery

Huntingdon Art Gallery showcases selected local artists within Cambs Lock.

Imperial War Museum Duxford
Museums & Galleries

Imperial War Museum Duxford

Visit Imperial War Museum Duxford for a huge day out. See Spitfires take to the skies from the airfield where they first flew, get up close to gigantic aircraft and walk in the footsteps of the men and women who served here.

Kettle’s Yard
Free
Key Sites to Visit
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Kettle’s Yard

Kettle’s Yard is the University of Cambridge’s modern and contemporary art gallery. Kettle’s Yard is a beautiful House with a remarkable collection of modern art and a gallery that hosts modern and contemporary art exhibitions.

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Free
Key Sites to Visit
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Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

MAA is a museum of humanity's history over hundreds of thousands of years, of world cultures over recent centuries, and of Indigenous life and art in the present.

Museum of Classical Archaeology
Museums & Galleries

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Explore the spectrum of identities in the Ancient World at the Museum of Classical Archaeology.

Museum of Classical Archaeology
Free
Museums & Galleries

Museum of Classical Archaeology

The Museum of Classical Archaeology in Cambridge houses one of the largest plaster cast collections in the world.

Museum of Zoology
Free
Museums & Galleries

Museum of Zoology

The University Museum of Zoology is one of Cambridge's major attractions. Our brilliant galleries showcase the diversity of animal life, from marsupials to monkeys, mammoths to manatees. Visit us to discover stories of extinction, survival, evolution and exploration.

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Did you know?

Want to meet Cambridge’s largest resident? Head to the Museum of Zoology, where you’ll be greeted by an enormous fin whale skeleton. Measuring 21-metres, it’s one of the largest of its kind ever recorded, and fills the entrance hall end to end.