The Museum of Zoology will reopen 24 September 2020. Entry to the Museum will be via a timed ticketing system. Tickets are free and must be booked in advance. Tickets are free and must be booked in advance


The diversity of animal life is on display in the University Museum of Zoology’s brand new galleries. From moths to monkeys, mammoths to manatees, discover stories of extinction, survival, evolution and exploration. 

Collection Highlights

- Cambridge’s largest resident – the 21m fin whale
- The giant ground sloth
- One of the most complete Dodo skeletons in the UK
- Captain Cook’s conch

Contact Us

Call: 01223 336650

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Group Visits

Very welcome. Maximum group size 30 people. Please book at least a week in advance using the online booking form.
Further details on the Museum’s website:

Guided Tours
An introduction to the Museum and a short guided tour is available for adult groups, dependent on staff availability. Please request this when making your booking. A charge applies.  

Family Visits

Visiting with a buggy
The Museum has a buggy storage area in the Whale Hall, to the right of the gallery entrance. Visitors may take small buggies into the galleries. Lockers are available, but items are left at your own risk.

Explorer packs and trails are available from the Information Desk to help families make the most of their visit. These are free to borrow and use within the galleries, and contain activities for a range of ages.

The café provides a range of hot meals, salads, sandwiches, etc and has a children’s menu. 
The Museum is breast-feeding friendly.

Research Enquiries and Image Permissions

For information about consulting the Museum’s collection for research purposes, see its research profile.

Please contact the Museum directly to request permission to use images of their collection. Visit their website for more information.