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University Museum of Zoology

Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, England
+44 1223 336650
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Fantastic day

We came along today and I’m so glad we did! Better then we expected absolutely brilliant day out... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Vicky B
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Lots to see

Free entry to a great entrance hall with a whale skeleton hung from the ceiling. Many other... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Maria W
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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We came along today and I’m so glad we did! Better then we expected absolutely brilliant day out, adults and kids (aged 8-34yrs) all enjoyed it, even the teenager! So close to the car park and town it’s in a perfect situation. We didn’t have...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Free entry to a great entrance hall with a whale skeleton hung from the ceiling. Many other skeletons that you could see close up (not all behind glass). Some information about a few of the exhibits. A new section is to be opened mid June.

Thank Maria W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The whale in the entrance hall is great (both in terms of size and my feeling about it :) ) and you can have a cup of coffee/tea/lucnh right beneath it. The gift shop has lots of cool stuff as well.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very lucky to be taken here by friends living at Somersham...one of whom studied Vet medicine here. The museum is still undergoing refurbishment but will open fully soon. It has been very well thought out and for anyone with an interest in biology/zoology an absolute...More

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Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

The museum is just of one of the main roads in Cambridge. Though some of the museum was closed when we visited. It offered a large selection of animals and I like the categorisation of the animals. It is informative and a great place to...More

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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Only a small part of the museum is currently open, but we called in on a wet afternoon and we were pleasantly surprised. We had a wonderful hour looking around and there were lots of people with young children who were clearly loving being there.

Thank Karen H
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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

We spent around 10 minutes searching for the museum as it was wrongly located on google maps. We went back to the archeology museum to find simple directions. After reading some negative reviews we were quite surprised once we arrived. There was a vast variety...More

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Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

Although this Museum is currently being refurbished it remains one of my favourite s in Cambridge. Full of birds, apes and insects along with the bones of whales and sharks as well as photographs this well worth a look if only to see these magnificent...More

Thank James P
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Reviewed August 26, 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.

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Reviewed August 17, 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.

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cm0rgan90
January 10, 2017|
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The museum has partially reopened. One gallery, the cafe and the shop are open.
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Josh S
April 13, 2016|
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The museum has partially reopened. One gallery, the cafe and the shop are open.
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