Permission to Play

Play and exploration are central to children’s learning. How can museum spaces facilitate this best? Here, we present three case studies we can all learn from. Sara Steele and Kate Howlett, both based in the University of Cambridge Museum of Zoology, ventured up to Birmingham for a museum-based expedition and a Kids in Museums workshop. Here, they share what they… Read full article

Cambridge Diary: Autumn 2019

Read on for a selection of autumn highlights from across the University of Cambridge Museums… Exhibitions Happy Birthday Whipple Museum! 75 years ago Robert Whipple donated his extraordinary collection of scientific instruments to the University of Cambridge, and the Whipple Museum of the History of Science was born. The Whipple is celebrating in style with an exhibition of the founding… Read full article

“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