University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge

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  • Great variety of specimens, some surprising. It travels fast as it is not very large. The entrance is free, there is no reason to miss it.
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  • We didn't have a lot of time on a wet afternoon but so glad we found this museum. Beautifully laid out and narrated. The models were truly amazing. Definitely worth a donation.  more »
  • I particularly wanted to see the exhibition "Evolution as Inspiration" which cleverly and beautifully combines art with science (on until 15 Sept 2019). Other than that I didn't look at anything, as t...  more »
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  • Escape the crowds in Cambridge City Centre & check out this museum; great for children and the exhibits are fascinating. The staff are keen to engage with interest facts, trivia and challenges. You can’t miss the impressive new area hosting a 21 metre whale as you enter which is impressive but only the start the new refurbished exhibits. Well worth a visit - also worth checking out the cafe which had a calm yet family friendly atmosphere & served delicious cakes.
  • This is definitely worth a visit- free entry, with a bright, modern layout and clearly-displayed, historic collection. The fin whale is the impressive centre-piece hanging over the lobby and the collection is not large but just enough for kids to maintain their interest. There is a great mix of extant and extinct specimens, including giant ground sloth, elephant seal and elephant. The cafe is great too- I really appreciated their no-plastic policy and extensive recycling, and at very reasonable prices. Healthy sandwiches made to order instead of pre-packaged and a responsible environmental approach. Brilliant and setting the right example!
  • We enjoy spending time at this museum in central Cambridge. Most accessible for small children. A varied collection of animal life on display. More interactive displays would be nice. What a pity the cafe is not open on the weekends, as there is nowhere for children and parents/carers to rest and refuel! Beautiful animal-related items and books in the gift shop.
  • This is a really fun Event Space in the heart of Cambridge City Centre. Complete with lots of History. I was hired for a Christmas party of around 50-60 people and there was plenty of room for more inside. Really easy to get to. Kind of a Blank Canvas. This is a really great space for any upcoming Events.
  • They upgraded this a few years back and while I don't know what it was like before that they have done a good job. I like the layout of it; each fossil is grouped together. They have have good information on history of each genus etc and where each species lies on the evolutionary tree/bush. They also have some huge fossils which will impress kids so good place to visit for all ages.
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