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.
summer at the museums

Summer at the Museums 2016

  • 22 July — 31 August 2016 *on now

Pack more into your summer holidays and join museums in Cambridge and beyond for some family fun and adventure. Taking place in venues throughout Cambridge and the county, Summer at the Museums brings you everything from craft activities and storytelling, to drop-in events and museum trails. Whether it’s something to do on a rainy day, an outing close to home, or a bit of hands-on creativity, we have loads of activities and events for you to choose from – many of which are free.

Our Summer at the Museum’s What’s On guide provides full details about what’s happening and where. You can pick up a copy from all participating venues plus various locations across the county. For up-to-date information on what’s happening when, keep an eye on our webpage, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Prices vary - see website for details


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.