Luke Jerram's The Moon installation

To the Moon and beyond!

Ely Science Festival this year focused on showcasing space science, marking the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing.  Held in the magnificent setting of Ely Cathedral, this was a great opportunity for the Sedgwick and Whipple Museums to take their collections and expertise out to new audiences, many of whom were not familiar with our museums. Throughout the festival, meteorites… Read full article

The Whipple Museum: past and future

The Whipple Museum of the History of Science will be closed from 4 July 2018 to January 2019. Find out why below… Enter the Whipple Museum of the History of Science and you can’t help but be struck by the architecture of the Main Gallery. The eye is drawn upwards to the ceiling, with its Jacobean hammer-beam roof-trusses — a fancy… Read full article

Her Story: Eliza Brightwen’s Bible Album

The Her Story series, exploring the stories of fascinating women in the University of Cambridge collections, begins at the Whipple Museum of the History of Science. Rosanna Evans reveals the secrets of a very special Victorian scrapbook… Eliza Brightwen is not the most obvious female scientist to showcase as a part of Her Story – she is not the most renowned… Read full article