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University Museum of Zoology

Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, England
+44 1223 336650
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For all interested in science

If you love science, I know you will love this museum it houses most unique specimens including... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2015
London, United Kingdom
Great, but closed until 2016

Closed for refurbishment for 3 years(!) - see their website for details. Until it closed, it was... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2013
Andrew B
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The Museum of Zoology is currently closed for refurbishment. Our animals are not ready to greet you yet! We are working as hard as we can to get the museum finished, and plan to open in 2018. Once reopen the Museum will have new displays, a cafe, shop and an impressive new glass entrance hall housing our largest specimen, a skeleton of the 70ft long Finback Whale. Our newly refurbished galleries will show off our wonderful zoological collections, some of which were collected by Charles Darwin.
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26 Aug 2015
“For all interested in science”
17 Aug 2013
“Great, but closed until 2016”
Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, England
+44 1223 336650
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Reviewed 27 August 2015

If you love science, I know you will love this museum it houses most unique specimens including Darwin's own hand written collections of bugs and finches.

Thank I_Love_wandering
Reviewed 17 August 2013

Closed for refurbishment for 3 years(!) - see their website for details. Until it closed, it was great with a huge variety of interesting exhibits.

8  Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 16 May 2013 via mobile

Such a small museum but quite a lot to see. Very interesting. My kids loved it they are 10 and 6. Great afternoon.

Thank Sandra P
Reviewed 19 April 2013

Was a little hard to find the entrance as its not clearly marked from the road. but once under the arch, you can see the skeleton of the killer whale hanging outside. We were the only ones here and it was fantastic. It wasn't huge...More

1  Thank Ceri S
Reviewed 21 March 2013

I thought the museum was very nice and thorough for its size. I enjoyed seeing the exhibits of Darwin's creatures. Very nice.

Thank Peppermint7
Reviewed 15 February 2013 via mobile

We went on a day when a special talk was being done for the kids. The speaker was first rate, informative but lively enough to keep about 50 under 10's occupied. The kids were then encouraged to handle some of the exhibits including an elephants...More

1  Thank fiona a
Reviewed 9 February 2013

A really good variety of specimens under a relatively small roof. Full skeletons of giant mammals, preserved sea creatures, fossils, bones and a large collection of stuffed birds from the UK and the tropics.

Thank breakofdawn1
Reviewed 7 February 2013

I'm a palaeontologist so I guess I have a real interest in bones and stuff, I visit alone often as it is free and I enjoy walking along and back the amazing whale skeleton outside for exercise. My step niece and my 20 year old...More

2  Thank d14052014
Reviewed 29 January 2013

This museum is a slice of zoological history. It reeks of the victoria/georgian collector adventurer scouring the globe for specimen to bring back to their beloved university haunt. Amidst the moth eaten animals and bird sit row upon row of pickled curiosities from squid to...More

Thank tom g
Reviewed 11 January 2013 via mobile

I took my 2 year old who was pretty impressed with whale skeletons, but could not be convinced they weren't sharks! This is a small, bright, easily accessible museum. Lots of exhibits in cabinets, and lots of free-standing skeletons. My boy stayed in his pushchair...More

1  Thank JayHermit
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