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Welcome to the Museum of Zoology. With thousands of specimens on display, the museum offers a fascinating insight into the wonders of animal life. Entry to the Museum is free.

Our Opening Times:

Monday:                         Closed (open Bank Holiday Mondays:12 noon to 4.30pm)

Tues to Sat:                   10am to 4.30pm

Sunday:                         12noon to 4.30pm


 Visitors making a special trip are advised to check opening times beforehand by contacting the Museum.

Due to the University’s holiday closure, we are not able to open on Good Friday and for the period between Christmas and New Year.

Entry to the museum is free.

Contact Us:


Telephone: 01223 336650

Museum of Zoology, Downing Street, Cambridge. CB2 3EJ


How to find us:

Take a look at a map here

The Museum is located on the New Museums Site, right in the heart of Cambridge City Centre. Enter the site through the Pembroke Arch on Downing Street. Entrance to the Museum is via the Whale Hall, which has a step free access.

By car: There is no visitor parking. The nearest car park is the multi storey Grand Arcade car park, the entrance is on Corn Exchange Street. Cambridge City Centre is served by several Park and Ride sites, all of which have large car parks. For information about Park and Ride sites, please click here.

By bus: The museum is a 5 minute or 500 metre walk from the main bus station at Drummer Street. For more information please see

By train: Cambridge Station is a 20 minute or 1.1 mile walk from the museum. Trains run frequently to London Kings Cross (55 minute journey time).  Taxis and buses run frequently from the station to the city centre.

For more information please see

Cambridge University Museum of Zoology

Access Information

Full details on access to the Museum can be found here


Taking photographs in the Museum

Visitors are permitted to take photographs in the galleries for their own personal, educational use only. Photographs taken by visitors must not be reproduced or published in any form for commercial purposes. We request that you do not use a flash or tripod. Please be considerate of other visitors when taking photos.