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Whipple Museum of the History of Science

Whipple Museum of the History of Science Review

This rather delightful, dusty old cupboard of a museum contains all manner of scientific artifacts, instruments and doodads from the medieval period to the early 20th century. Most fun is the section on astronomy, including a beautiful 18th-century grand orrary—an elaborate three-dimensional model of the solar system, minus the planets that had yet to be discovered at the time.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Free School La., Cambridge, CB2 3RH
  • Phone: 01223/330906
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Weekdays 12:30–4:30
  • Website:
  • Location: Cambridge
Updated: 06-10-2013

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