The museum will be closed from the 23rd December 2019 and will re-open on the 2nd January 2020.
Bank Holiday Mondays
Free School Lane, Cambridge, CB2 3RH
The Museum’s main entrance is via the front door to the University’s Department of the History and Philosophy of Science. No need to knock; come straight in. The Museum at the top left of the short flight of stairs directly in front of you. Step free access is available via Downing Street.
If you have special access requirements, please contact the Museum in advance of your visit at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to make your experience as smooth as possible.
A visual story: Whipple Museum of the History of Science
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Step free access
Step free access is available. Enter the Museum at the accessible entrance via the New Museums Site entrance on Downing Street. There are lifts to all floors and step free access to all areas of the galleries.
The Museum is well-lit throughout. Handling objects are situated in the boxes in the Learning Gallery and throughout the Victorian Parlour.
There is no hearing loop.
There is disabled parking on Free School Lane, directly outside the museum.
Changing Places Toilet
The closest Changing Places toilet is located in the Grand Arcade car park. Locate more Changing Places toilets in Cambridge.
Additional Whipple Museum Access Information
Visit the AccessAble website