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6 Fascinating Cambridge Museums

17 Oct 2023

6 Fascinating Cambridge Museums
Nestled along the shores of the river Cam in Eastern England, the historic city of Cambridge has a rich cultural legacy.

Home to the prestigious University of Cambridge, the colleges dotting the river, especially King’s with its towering Gothic chapel, add to the city’s charm. If you are curious about the diverse heritage of Cambridge, here are 6 captivating museums you must see.

1. The Fitzwilliam Museum

With over half a million objects, the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge will keep you occupied with its alluring finds. From Egyptian coffins to Chinese jades, you will find a vast array of antiques from all corners of the globe.

Architectural details of Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.

2. The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

With over two million years of human history, the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating museums in Cambridge. The Museum’s Digital Laboratory allows you to explore its collections through a range of research strands such as radioactivity, and themes such as wellbeing, and object diasporas. 

You might be intrigued by the skeleton of a Roman woman which inspired Sylvia Plath’s “All the Dead Dears.”

3. The Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences

At the oldest museum in Cambridge University, you can journey 4.5 billion years into the past. You don’t have to be a geology enthusiast to be impressed by the visually stunning fossils, minerals, and rocks at the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences.

As you explore the constituents of natural habitats from past millenniums,  you may also want to look up some of the most unusual homes in the UK.

4. The Whipple Museum of the History of Science

From scientific apparatus, models, and prints dating from the Middle Ages to the present day, you can find all things related to the history of science at the Whipple Museum. This museum in Cambridge showcases the city’s unique contributions to scientific innovation.

Their latest exhibition, Craftswomen, won the Excellence Award from the British Society for the History of Science Exhibiting.

5. The Polar Museum

Of all the museums in Cambridge, the Polar Museum is sure to satisfy your curiosity about survival at the extreme ends of the earth. You will be amazed by incredible feats of exploration as you explore the expeditions of Captain Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton. 

Part of the Scott Polar Research Institute, there will be no lack of fun in learning with the Polar Museum’s interactive resources.

6. The Cambridge University Botanic Garden

The only living museum in Cambridge, you will find over 8000 plant species at the Cambridge University Botanic Garden. Its landscaped gardens make it an ideal place to relax and enjoy its scenic beauty. As the leaves don their autumnal shades, you can enjoy a range of events at the Cambridge University Botanic Garden. 

Botanical garden in Cambridge, England

With its rich heritage, the university city of Cambridge certainly makes a strong case for places to live. Our 165 years of experience in storage and removals will make your transition smooth and swift whenever you are ready.

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