Whipple Museum of the History of Science

The Main Gallery of the Whipple Museum

    • The Whipple Museum holds a pre-eminent collection of scientific instruments and models, dating from the Middle Ages to the present. The Main Gallery of the Museum is housed in a large hall with Jacobean hammer-beam roof-trusses, built in 1618 as the first Cambridge Free School. Other galleries include 'discover', which displays a wide array of scientific instruments, the new Victorian Parlour, with plenty of handling activities for children, and the Reserve Gallery, which is open during school holidays. The Museum is part of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science and plays an important part in the Department’s teaching and research. The entire collection of this museum is a Designated Collection of national importance.
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