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Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Two million years of human history, one million artefacts and countless amazing stories. Discover the earliest African stone tools, recent Cambridge archaeological finds, and tattoo instruments collected during Captain Cook’s voyages to the Pacific. 

Collection Highlights

- The skeleton of a Roman woman, who inspired Sylvia Plath’s poem, ‘All the Dead Dears’.
- A 14 m tall totem pole from the Queen Charlotte Islands in Canada.
- Samurai armour from Japan complete with a moustache made of boar’s bristles. 

Museum of Zoology

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

The Polar Museum

Discover Polar adventure and exploration on your doorstep. From penguins to paintings, sleeping bags to sextants, Inuit art to explorers’ diaries – come find out about exploration, science and survival at the extreme ends of the earth. 
 

Collection Highlights

- Fossil ferns from approximately 140 million ago
- Snow googles used by Ernest Shackleton on the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-16 (Endurance) – given to him by Harald Nilsen.
- An unopened tin of pemmican taken from the hut of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-09 (Nimrod). 

Cambridge University Botanic Garden 

Discover plants from all over the world in 40 acres of beautiful gardens and glasshouses. The Garden is a treasure trove of over 8,000 plant species, including nine National Collections and a wonderful arboretum. 

Admission charges apply

Adult: £6.00
Concession: £5.50
(Includes an optional donation of 10% of the standard admission price)
Concession: over 65's and students with a recognised identification card
Children 0-16 inclusive: FREE
must be accompanied by an adult at all times
Friend of CUBG: FREE

Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences

A walk through the University’s oldest museum will take you on a 4.5 billion year journey through time, from the meteoritic building blocks of planets, to the thousands of fossils of animals and plants that illustrate the evolution of life in the oceans, on land and in the air. 

Collection Highlights

- Iguanodon – a complete replica dinosaur skeleton gifted to the Museum by the King of Belgium in 1896.
- Tyrannosaurus Rex Skull – A replica of the skull of ‘stan’ found in South Dakota, USA.

Kettle's Yard

Kettle’s Yard is the University of Cambridge’s modern and contemporary art gallery. Set in a beautiful house, Kettle’s Yard has been newly refurbished to better host its remarkable collection of modern art and contemporary art exhibitions.

Collection Highlights

- Alfred Wallis, Five Ships – Mount’s Bay, 1928 (circa)    
- Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Bird Swallowing a Fish, 1914
- Winifred Nicholson, Cyclamen and Primula, 1923 (circa)
- Christopher Wood, Self-Portrait, 1927
- Ben Nicholson, 1962 (Argos)

The Fitzwilliam Museum

Housing over half a million objects, the Fitzwilliam has an amazing variety of beautiful artefacts and art from around the world. See everything from Egyptian coffins to Impressionist masterpieces; illuminated manuscripts to Renaissance sculpture; rare coins to Asian arts.

Its internationally-renowned collections are complemented by major exhibitions, events, music and workshops year round, as well as unique gifts in the museum shop and delicious refreshments in the café.

Collection Highlights

- Claude Monet, Les Peupliers, 1891 (Gallery 5)