University of Cambridge Museums

University of Cambridge Museums is a consortium of the eight University Museums, which works in partnership with Cambridge University Botanic Garden.

The University's collections are a world-class resource for researchers, students and members of the public representing the country’s highest concentration of internationally important collections, all within walking distance of the City Centre.

In April 2012 the University of Cambridge Museums were awarded Major Partnership Funding from Arts Council England to support its ambitious three-year Connecting Collections programme. The programme focuses on unlocking the University’s collections, and the research activities which underpin them, for a larger and more diverse audience.

Venue Type:

Association or society

See also

Opening hours

Please see individual museum websites for opening times.

Admission charges

Please visit the Cambridge University Botanic Garden website for their current admission prices.
All other University of Cambridge Museums are free.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Exploring museum collections by torch light

Twilight at the Museums, 2016

  • 17 February 2016 4:30-8:30pm

Twilight at the Museums is a FREE after-dark event for families where museums and collections across the city open their doors for a variety of torch-lit and illuminated adventures. With free drop-in activities and themed trails across 10 locations, there is plenty for families to enjoy.

Embark on a hunt for gadgets and gizmos at The Whipple Museum; spot the difference between Arctic and Antarctic animals with The Polar Museum; find dinosaurs lurking in the shadows of the Sedgwick Museum; and don’t miss the 'Horrible Histories' music performances and daredevil fire jugglers at the Cambridge Museum of Technology.

Twilight What’s On programmes will be available from all participating museums and other venues from mid-January, and a downloadable version available on the University of Cambridge Museums website.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Various locations, Cambridge




University of Cambridge Museums




01223 761067

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.