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University Museum of Zoology

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Absolutely fascinating!

The museum re-opened this year having been extensively modernised, and has a fantastic collection... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PennyScudamore
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Definitely worth a visit!

So happy this place reopened! It's great to look around and to take pictures of all the amazing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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The University Museum of Zoology is one of Cambridge's major attractions. It reopened in 2018 after a five year redevelopment programme. It offers the visitor an opportunity to explore new galleries displaying the diversity of animal life. Find out...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum re-opened this year having been extensively modernised, and has a fantastic collection of huge skeletons as well as preserved examples of all kinds of smaller species in various forms, so whatever your interests, you can't help but be entertained, educated and amazed. Whales,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Two floors with a bit small collection of impressive fossils. Spent one hour here with my kid. Interesting!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So happy this place reopened! It's great to look around and to take pictures of all the amazing things they have for my art projects. The gift shop is brilliant too, the first time I went, I brought two books about insects, butterflies and moths....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A superb modern museum tucked away behind the traditional facade of Cambridge architecture. A triumph of modern alongside traditional. The museum was fascinating. There were original Charles Darwin exhibits. Plus plenty of beautiful shells and other zoological exhibits. Sometimes I wish animals had not been...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Have to say this is a great find . My son is studying zoology and we were both impressed and as he is now based in Cambridge I am sure he will use this a lot , great for little ones too as it’s free...More

Thank Kelly J
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Been a few time since it has reopened, daughter love it there, free to get in great displays and lot of information. Well worth a visit

Thank Tracy T
Reviewed 29 August 2018

We live in Cambridge and have never visited any of the University museums (shame on us). Zoology is great, lots of exhibits, both grandparents and grandchildren enjoyed it a lot and although we were there nearly two hours, we didn't feel we had been there...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Interesting place to visit and it is free Spent around an hour here, good for young children too. Well displayed and preserved specimens

Thank luanr9698
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Free entry. The Museum has recently reopened and is excellent in terms of the contents - beautifully displayed items and the size of the museum is particularly manageable for small children Our grandchildren of 6 and 3 loved it! HOWEVER, I have contacted the museum...More

Thank Elizabeth Ann R
Reviewed 26 August 2018

This has recently only just reopened - so not all the specimens were labelled, as I would have expected. The museum though, once this has been completed will be stunning. A little jewel of Natural History. Reminded me a little of the Natural History Museum...More

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cm0rgan90
10 January 2017|
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The museum has partially reopened. One gallery, the cafe and the shop are open.
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cm0rgan90
10 January 2017|
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It is now open.
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Josh S
13 April 2016|
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The museum has partially reopened. One gallery, the cafe and the shop are open.
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