“By the end of the week you will be considering jobs in the field!”

For Week 3 of the University of Cambridge Museums Work Experience Weeks, students from Bottisham Village College, Trumpington Community College, Impington Village College and Parkside Academy took part in placements at the Fitzwilliam Museum, the Whipple Museum of the History of Science and the Museum of Zoology. What surprised you the most about working at the Museums? Definitely the most… Read full article

Butterflies Through Time

The Museum of Zoology has around 5,000 specimens on display in the public galleries, but this is only a small fraction of what is stored on site. It is estimated that the Museum actually houses over 2 million specimens, with the majority held behind the scenes for preservation and research. Of these, around half are insects and these represent a… Read full article

And the award goes to…

You might have spotted Zowie volunteering at quite a few different University of Cambridge Museums. Zowie Sweetland is an Education and Outreach Volunteer at the Whipple Museum of the History of Science, and has volunteered in the galleries, at events and back of house on educational resources at the Museum of Zoology. She has volunteered at outreach events on behalf… Read full article