Forthcoming Events

Below are details of forthcoming events being held at the Whipple Museum.

Except where stated, all events are free of charge and open to all.

Open Cambridge

It's all fun and games

Saturday 14th September, 12.30-4.30pm

A special Saturday opening highlighting centuries of toys and fun for children. Co-hosted with the Whipple Library, play with our museum handling objects and enjoy quirky Victorian children's books from our special collections.

Free, drop in. Ages 10+.

Cambridge Film Festival: Earthrise

Wednesday 23rd October, 10.00am - 1pm, in the bar at Cambridge Arts Picturehouse

Join the Whipple Museum of the History of Science on a journey through our solar system. Find out more about the planets around us using our mechanical planetary model. Inspired by Earthrise, make a hanging planet and set it up in our mini studio to take your own extra-terrestrial photo.

Free, ages 3+. Drop in.

Festival of Ideas

Please be aware the museum will be closed on the Thursday 24th October for a private event.

Lunchtime Tour: 75th Anniversary Exhibition

Wednesday 23rd October, 1.05pm - 2.00pm

Curator Dr. Josh Nall takes you on a tour through our newly opened exhibition, which celebrates the anniversary of Robert Whipple's founding donation to the University of Cambridge - made 75 years ago.

Free, ages 16+. Must be booked in advance. Please click on this link [] to make a booking. Bookings will open at 11am on Monday 23 September.

Saturday opening: 75th Anniversary

Saturday 26th October 2019, 12.30 - 4.30pm.

The Whipple Museum of the History of Science is having a special Saturday Opening for our 75th Anniversary. Visit our new Special Exhibition, which brings together much of Robert S. Whipple's founding donation to the University of Cambridge - a collection formed just as people were beginning to consider the significance of the history of science.

Family activities and party games will run from 1.30pm - 4pm in the Learning Gallery.

Can't make this one? We host at least three Open Saturdays a year, usually during the Festival of Ideas, Science Festival, and Open Cambridge. Keep an eye on our website for more upcoming dates.

Free, all ages. Drop in.

Party Games: The Whipple is 75!

Saturday 26th October 2019, 1.30pm - 4pm.

Join us for a family-friendly celebration for our 75th anniversary. Come along on a special Saturday opening and join in with games, crafts and historic handling objects inspired by some of the stars of our collection.

The museum will be open from 12.30pm - 4.30pm.

Free, ages 4+. Drop in.

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