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...
Oliver Cromwell’s House
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Oliver Cromwell’s House

Visit the former Lord Protector’s family home, the only residence still in existence other than Hampton Court. Following a refurbishment, our House now boasts a completely re-vamped Civil War Exhibition with impressive interactive displays and interpretations. You’ll have the opportunity to try on costumes and try out the games of the time as well as truly experience what life was like on the battlefields during the English Civil War in our new mini encampment. Audio handsets bring the story of the impressive Oliver Cromwell House vividly to life.

Primavera Art Gallery
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Primavera Art Gallery

Home to a wide range of British contemporary collections including jewellery, textiles, ceramics, sculptures, silverware and glass.

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
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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.

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.

The Museum of Cambridge
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The Museum of Cambridge

We are the Museum of Cambridge. Our collection shares more than 300 years of history in a 400 year old former pub and coaching inn. Discover the social history of life in Cambridge where you'll learn extraordinary stories of the ordinary people.

University of Cambridge Museums Shop
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University of Cambridge Museums Shop

The University of Cambridge Museums shop on Kings Parade showcases products inspired by all the museums and collections of Cambridge. The perfect store for last minute gift shopping, visit the UCM shop for an amazing range of products suitable for all ages.

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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