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...
Cambridge Museum of Technology
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Cambridge Museum of Technology

Cambridge Museum of Technology is the home of our industrial heritage. Learn about the story of sewage and waste disposal in the Victorian Pumping Station.

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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.

Kettle’s Yard
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Kettle’s Yard

A beautiful and unique house in Cambridge, England with a distinctive collection of 20th century art, and a gallery exhibiting contemporary and modern art.

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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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 Cambridge
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Museum of Cambridge

Visit us and explore over 300 years of Cambridgeshire history and heritage. Our Museum has something for everyone.

Museum of Classical Archaeology
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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
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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.

Scott Polar Research Institute
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Scott Polar Research Institute

The Scott Polar Research Institute holds a unique collection illustrating polar exploration, history and science.

Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
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Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences

A walk through the Sedgwick Museum will take you on a 4.5 billion year journey through time.

Stapleford Granary Arts and Music Centre
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Stapleford Granary Arts and Music Centre

WELCOME TO STAPLEFORD GRANARY A home for the culturally curious… Music, art, education & conversation in a beautiful 19th century farm complex with outstanding facilities, situated at the foot of the Gog Magog Downs and just 5 miles from the centre of Cambridge. Stapleford Granary is an arts centre built on the vision and values of the Association for Cultural Exchange: fostering cultural understanding – from local to worldwide, historical to contemporary - through education. Our cultural curiosity and passion for cross-arts collaboration lies at the heart of what we do, illustrated in our programming, artist residencies, research, workshops and exhibitions.

The Centre for Computing History
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The Centre for Computing History

The Centre for Computing History is much more than a museum.

The Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey
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The Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey

Our independent museum tells the 850-year old story of farming and life in the Cambridgeshire Fens. We also manage Denny Abbey, the former Benedictine monastery, on behalf of English Heritage.

The Fitzwilliam Museum
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The Fitzwilliam Museum

The Fitzwilliam Museum is the lead partner of the spectacular collections of the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) and Botanic Garden.

Whipple Museum of the History of Science
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Whipple Museum of the History of Science

The Whipple Museum's collection includes scientific instruments, apparatus, models, pictures, prints, photographs, books and other material related to the history of science.

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Did you know?

One of Cambridge University’s most famous traditions is May Week, which actually takes place in early June. Heralding the end of the academic year, it’s a time when students enjoy lavish balls and garden parties before dispersing for the summer.