The University Museum of Zoology is one of Cambridge’s most important sights. After a renovation of more than five years, the doors of this beautiful Museum were reopened in June last year. Reason enough to have a look and explore the evolution of earth’s life.
Upon arrival, the skeleton of a whale immediately catches the eye in the entrance hall, where both the shop and information desk are located. – After a short introduction by a museum employee about the current exhibitions, we continue our way towards the exhibition space.
The exhibition looks clear and modern with spectacular displays of internationally important specimens, including fossils, insects, skeletons, birds and beautiful shells. You can also follow the evolution of hundreds of animals from all over the world, which are beautifully set up. It’s amazing to see how everything is still so beautiful intact.
In addition to the permanent exhibition, the museum also offers space for a series of temporary art, photographic and scientific exhibitions. – The museum also regularly organises events for families, companies and schools. For more information about the programmes, click here.
It’s really fascinating to walk through the University Museum Of Zoology, there is so much to see and admire. Unfortunately I don’t know what the museum used to look like before they renovated it, but that they have created something special is a fact. – Definitely worth a visit when you’re in Cambridge I would say!
Suitable for ages
Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12), Adults
Souvenir shop – toilets – education room – event space – café
Address & Contact
Downing St, Cambridge CB2 3EJ
For more information about the University Museum of Zoology, click here
T: 01223 336650
Mon Closed (open Bank Holiday 12 to 4.30pm)
Tues – Sat 10 am to 4:30pm
Sun 12 to 4:30pm