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East Anglia Sights

Whipple Museum of the History of Science

  • Free School La. Map It
  • Cambridge

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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 orrery—an elaborate three-dimensional model of the solar system, minus the planets that had yet to be discovered at the time.

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Free School La., Cambridge, CB2 3RH, England

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  • Free
  • Weekdays 12:30–4:30. Closed public holidays.


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