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The University of Cambridge Museums would like to say a huge thank you to National Lottery Players for the difference you make to our projects and Museums.

Available Tours

Guided Tour of the University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge
Tuesday 4 December 2018, 2-3pm, Museum of Zoology, FREE
Join Museum Manager, Jack Ashby, as he takes you on a tour of the University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge. Discover thousands of incredible animal specimens, including one of the world’s most complete dodo skeletons, Cambridge’s largest resident – a 21 metre fin whale – and other huge skeletons such as elephants, an ice-age giant sloth as tall as a giraffe, and the Diprotodon, an extinct wombat-like marsupial that was the size of a rhino. During this one hour tour, Jack will show you the highlights of the collection, and explain some of the history behind the items and their collectors.
Booking: Book on Eventbrite – numbers will be limited to 25
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Highlights tour of The Fitzwilliam Museum
Daily from Tuesday 4 to Friday 7 December, start time: 2.30pm, Fitzwilliam Museum, FREE
Enjoy an introductory tour of the Fitzwilliam Museum, showing you some of their wonderful paintings, objects and architectural highlights.
Booking: call 01223 332904 or email: 
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MAA Highlights Tour
Wednesday 5 December (1.30 - 2pm) and Saturday 8 December (2 - 2.30pm), Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, FREE
Discover some of the highlights of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology’s collection, including a Roman skeleton that inspired Sylvia Plath; a 14m high totem pole and new Pacific artworks that are on display thanks to Heritage Lottery Fund and Lottery players.
Booking: Please call 01223333516 or email
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Kettle’s Yard House Tour
Saturday 8 December, Sunday 9 December, 11:15am, Kettle's Yard, FREE
Visit Kettle's Yard for an in depth tour with one of their knowledgeable Visitor Assistants. See the House before regular opening hours, find out more about artists and highlights from the Kettle’s Yard collection and get a brief history of the House and Jim and Helen Ede, creators of Kettle’s Yard.
Booking: Please call 01223 748100 or email
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