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- I spent the afternoon exploring the Fitzwilliam museum and it was really enjoyable. There are currently two exhibitions that are well worth viewing. The real families exhibition was one of the most interesting exhibitions I have seen. It deals with current and past idealisms of the family and is beautifully integrated to bring the story of how "the family" as we knew it has changed and how we are a better society perhaps because of this. It gives much food for thought and it was interesting with great art work past and present. There is so much to see in the Fitzwilliam from the impressionist paintings to amazing sculptures. There is a lovely shop with an array of books puzzles and much more and lovely books etc for children.
The coffee shop is well worth stopping off for a light lunch or a coffee and a cake.
I left a donation but was not asked to do so. Thanks to the Fitzwilliam once again for a very memorable day. I have to add that all the staff were very helpful and kind.Written 8 November 2023
- Came here recently with friends. Staff are friendly, there are lots of interactive elements that allow you to try out different computers and softwares, and lots of learn too! It was a better experience than I initially expected, so it was a pleasant surprise to spend more time than planned! Great value for the visit, and a really cool experience as museums goWritten 18 November 2023
- I enjoyed my visit here. It's a fairly new building with cafe and shop attached. The galleries are split over two levels with plenty to see including the remains of some extinct species. The specimens are grouped together to explain how the species are related and it's a mixture of skeletons and taxidermy. A really interesting visit.Written 13 November 2023
- A beautiful experience in the heart of Cambridge, highly recommend to any one with an interest in both art and museums. Well supported by guides (especially Chris). Shall definitely return.Written 1 November 2023
- We visited Bottisham Airfield museum with 90 Y6 children and seven members of staff. Every single person who attended, no matter what their age, had an amazing day. Many staff members and pupils spoke of how it's the best trip they have ever been on. We had a variety of activities that not only brought the children's learning to life but thoroughly engaged them during every moment of the trip. One staff member commented how they had never seen a group of children so thoroughly engaged on a trip before. The whole day was uniquely tailored to what we wanted to learn about too!
The dedication of the staff (who are all volunteers) was unlike anything we have seen before. Their passion for the local history and spreading this to others shines through. They clearly care deeply about the museum and the experience others have at the site, but also, they invested in the children and staff as individuals. We felt cared for and valued as visitors. Suzie, in particular, put a lot of time and effort in to plan a day which would ensure we had an experience to remember.
Overall, I truly can't think of enough words to express what an incredible time we had. We can't wait to go back next year with a new group of children for them to have the chance to love the day as much as we did.Written 15 November 2023
- A really interesting museum about the history of arctic and polar exploration. A quick walk through, with great exhibits.Written 17 August 2023
- Really enjoyed looking around this museum. Packed full of interesting exhibits. Might not be so interesting for small children as not so inter-active. We loved looking around.Written 21 October 2023
- My children thoroughly enjoyed reading about all the different kinds of artefacts on display, especially on the first floor as they got to learn a bit more about the previous inhabitants on Cambridgeshire.Written 15 October 2023
- Absolutely fascinating museum - very many things to see, and I love all the kitchen and other household implements there. There is an ice cream maker dating back to the dawn of time, and some lovely kettles and also sewing machines!! I did not realise how old the building itself is, or how much of it there is - it is easy to get lost in there!! I am definitely going back for another visit. Well worth a visit, my new passion is museums. I am going to visit the Sir John Soane Museum in London soon.Written 3 November 2023
- Great little interactive experience, kids loved the body where you could point at any organ and learn about what it does and where it is, dna structure, working out what paper structure will spin in the air tunnel.Written 10 November 2022
- Excellent museum - reminded me of my Grandpa and all of his work with engines. Very informative, easy access.Written 12 August 2023
- A compact yet attention-grabbing museum, the Whipple showcases the remarkable achievements of science throughout the centuries. I went there with my family in March, and we really liked the anatomy and cosmos exhibits in particular. One item that really stood out among all of them, was the 14th century clock - which obviously seems rudimentary and bizarre for today but what an achievement back then!!
For nostalgia value, one may be interested in perusing the computing devices in the museum. I saw the "Little Professor" which I remember as a small boy.Written 15 April 2022
- A hidden gem, sadly rather too hidden, being slightly away from the city centre and behind a nondescript wall with no signage. An amazing collection of plaster casts of world famous classical sculptures. The casts themselves are precious artefacts from historic private collections. An extraordinary assemblage of Greek and Roman art, which is of equal interest to scholars, artists or for anyone looking to spend some time in a very unusual museum.Written 5 March 2023
- A brilliant unexpected gem in Cambridge. Absolutely unique and a must visit. Knowledgeable and lovely guidesWritten 3 November 2023
- Good outdoor play area and lots of old farm machinery.
The different exhibits needed some reading and an adult to encourage interest but there was lots of interactive parts like jigsaws etc.
Good way to spend a couple of hours.
Dog-friendly too!Written 22 October 2016
Frequently Asked Questions about Cambridge
- These are the best hidden gems for museums in Cambridge:
- The Centre for Computing History
- The Polar Museum, Scott Polar Research Institute
- Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
- Whipple Museum of the History of Science
- Museum of Classical Archaeology