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We regret to announce that the Museum of Zoology will be closed from 4.30pm on 17 March 2020.

In response to the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), and to protect the health and well being of our staff, visitors and volunteers, we are closing the Museum temporarily. All public events have also been postponed or cancelled. 

Although the Museum is closed, we will still be communicating online, via our website and on InstagramTwitter and Facebook.
We will continue to share stories, news and information about all things zoological, and we hope that you will share your animal related stories with us too.

We will be re-opening as soon as it is safe to do so, and look forward to welcoming you back at that time.  
Should you need to contact the team please email

Best Wishes
The Museum of Zoology Team

Take a closer look

The University Museum of Zoology is one of Cambridge's major attractions. Our brilliant galleries showcase the diversity of animal life, from marsupials to monkeys, mammoths to manatees. Visit us to discover stories of extinction, survival, evolution and exploration.

Visit Us

Free Entry. Museum opening times:

Monday: Closed (open Bank Holiday Mondays).

Tuesday - Saturday
10:00am - 4:30pm

Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays
12:00 noon - 4:30pm

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.

The Museum of Zoology is home to the Whale Café.   Information will be posted on the University Centre website