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Museums in Cambridge

Here is our pick of the most family friendly museums in Cambridge. Many of them are free to enter and most have activity packs to help smaller visitors get the most out of their visit. They often have special events during the school holidays. Details of these are listed in our what’s on section.

Museum opening days and times do vary. Please do check before making a journey to avoid disappointment.

 

Museums & Art Galleries in Cambridge

 

The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Exploring the diversity of people and cultures around the world

Address: Downing St, Cambridge CB2 3DZ

Tel:  01223 333516

Email: admin@maa.cam.ac.uk

www.maa.cam.ac.uk/maa

 



 

The Museum of Cambridge

Formerly the Cambridge & County Folk Museum. Following the history of Cambridgeshire people.

Address: 2/3 Castle Street, Cambridge CB3 0AQ

Tel:  01223 355159

Email: enquiries@museumofcambridge.org.uk

www.folkmuseum.org.uk

 



 
Cambridge Museum of Technology

Based in the original sewage pumping station for Cambridge, the Museum of Technology exists to preserve and exhibit material that is relevant to the Cambridge area, either by its use or its invention.

Address: The Old Pumping Station, Cheddars Lane, Cambridge CB5 8LD

Tel: 01223 500652

Email: www.museumoftechnology.com/contact.html

www.museumoftechnology.com

 



 

Cambridge Science Centre

Interactive educational fun

Address: 18 Jesus Ln, Cambridge CB5 8BQ

Tel:  01223 967965

Email: info@cambridgesciencecentre.org

www.cambridgesciencecentre.org

 



 

The Centre for Computing History

Makes the history of computing relevant and fun for all ages

Address: Rene Court, Coldhams Road, Cambridge CB1 3EW

Tel: 01223 214446

Email: admin@computinghistory.org.uk

www.computinghistory.org.uk/

 



 

Museum of Classical Archaeology

The cast gallery houses over 450 plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculptures and statues with storytelling and craft activities for children

Address: Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge, Sidgwick Ave, Cambridge CB3 9DA

Tel:  01223 335153

Email: museum@classics.cam.ac.uk

www.classics.cam.ac.uk/museum

 



 

Fitzwilliam Museum

Large museum & café with programme of events for families & free trails for kids to follow

Address: Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1RB

Tel:  01223 332900

Email: fitzmuseum-enquiries@lists.cam.ac.uk

www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

 



 

Kettles Yard – Please note that Kettles yard is current closed for a major refurbishment project and not due to reopen until 2017

20th Century, modern and contemporary art. Free Studio Sundays for a chance for all ages to be inspired and make their own art

Address: Castle St, Cambridge CB3 0AQ

Tel:  01223 748100

Email: mail@kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk

www.kettlesyard.co.uk

 



 

The Polar Museum

For the budding adventurer, the museum houses collections on all aspects of life in the polar regions

Address: Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1EP

Tel:  01223 336540

Email: enquiries@spri.cam.ac.uk

www.spri.cam.ac.uk/museum

 



 

Sedgwick museum of Earth sciences

Free museum with lots of skeletons, rocks and fossils and a large dinosaur skeleton as its centrepiece

Address: Downing St, Cambridge CB2 3EQ

Tel:  01223 333456

Email: sedgwickmuseum@esc.cam.ac.uk

www.sedgwickmuseum.org

 



 

Whipple Museum of the History of Science

Free scientific museum

Address: Free School Lane, Cambridge, CB2 3RH

Tel:  01223 330906

Email: hps-whipple-museum@lists.cam.ac.uk

http://www.hps.cam.ac.uk/whipple/

 



 

 

Museums & Art Galleries near Cambridge

 

IWM Duxford

Historic airfield and museum of aviation history. Admission charges apply.

Address: IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire CB22 4QR

Tel: 01223 835000
Email: contact@iwm.org.uk

www.iwm.org.uk/iwm-duxford

 



 

The Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey

Farmland Museum, just beyond Milton. Lots for kids. Admission charges apply.

Address: The Farmland Museum, Denny Abbey, Ely Road, Waterbeach CB25 9PQ

Tel: 01223 860988
Email: info@farmlandmuseum.org.uk

www.dennyfarmlandmuseum.org.uk

 



 

 
 
 



 
 
 

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