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University Museum of Zoology

Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:30
Open today: 10:00 - 16:30
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excellent museum

Brilliant Museum, Great exhibits, well diplayed and informative. Many exhibits new to me. Good for... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
scott1barden
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Bristol, United Kingdom
A really interesting visit

Hard to find, poorly signposted, through an arch and turn right but well worth it. When I was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
719rayh
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Obidos, Portugal
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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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Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Brilliant Museum, Great exhibits, well diplayed and informative. Many exhibits new to me. Good for all ages and easy to see and read.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank scott1barden
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Hard to find, poorly signposted, through an arch and turn right but well worth it. When I was little in the 50 museums had stuffed animals, then they got all social and educational. This museum gets back to those roots, skeletons, stuffed animals, pickled specimens...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

The museum and shop are excellent, we spent a good couple of hours looking at everything! Really fascinating stuff, my kids loved it. The shop has loads of really nice stuff not just your usual gift shop tat. We did want to have lunch there...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lotte C
Reviewed 4 November 2018

This is certainly a hidden gem, poorly signposted and tucked away through an archway bet well worth seeking out. Huge range of exhibits, beautifully presented. Helpful and knowledgeable staff.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank IanMcD76
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Fascinating exhibits. Darwin collection of beetles. Many reconstructed skeletons. Many examples of taxidermy Spacious café above the museum with good views. Massive skeleton of a sloth and mammoth.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Akshobya
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

This attraction was recently reopened and covered different themes in the animal kingdom. From extinct giant Mammoth to other forgotten non-vertebrae were beautifully displayed. It's small but enriching as you go take in the formation. The children loved the food at the Whale restaurant!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 678akinp
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Our 9 year old was fascinated! The museum is free to enter and a great way to spend a few hours. Fascinating exhibits - all very accessible - helpful volunteers who are happy to explain things. Cafe is lovely. It’s a must-see.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NicoleRbn
Reviewed 28 October 2018

They have kept the the best specimens from the past but added new graphics and explanations. It’s more airy and open, do even better to visit than before.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lesley T
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

We visited during half term so very busy but it didn't spoil our time here. Fascinating skeletons; my favourite being the elephants. Lots of people were sketching the various bones etc which was interesting to see. The Whale Cafe was a good place to stay...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lindawalden21
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Great museum but take a packed lunch, the service in the whale cafe is incredibly slow and unfriendly staff

Date of experience: October 2018
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cm0rgan90
10 January 2017|
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Response from daverN30JV |
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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Response from daverN30JV |
The museum has partially reopened. One gallery, the cafe and the shop are open.
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