Contact details

If you have an enquiry about the museum or our collections, you will find some useful information on this page.

Object enquiries

As the Whipple Museum has a small number of staff we can only answer questions related to instruments that are held in our collection. For general enquiries about the history of science or scientific instruments we encourage enquirers to use their local library or the Internet.

When looking for information you may find it useful to consult:

If you have a query about a specific object in our collection, please contact the museum by e-mail at hps-whipple-museum at lists dot cam dot ac dot uk. You can also send your enquiry by post to the address below.

Museum contact details

Whipple Museum of the History of Science
Free School Lane
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0)1223 330906
Fax: +44 (0)1223 334554

email: hps-whipple-museum at lists dot cam dot ac dot uk

Getting involved with University of Cambridge Museums

To find out about the many ways you can get involved with the University Museums see the UCM website [].


Please note that we cannot give a valuation for any object.

Image requests

Please see our image requests pages for more information on obtaining and using images of museum objects.

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