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Opening hours:

Tuesday to Saturday: 10am - 4.30pm

Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays: 12 noon to 4.30pm. 

We are closed on Mondays (except Bank Holiday Mondays).  

Christmas & New Year closure:

We will close on Friday 22nd Dec at 4.30pm & re-open at 10am on Tuesday 2nd Jan 2024. 

Additional closure dates - January 2024

The Museum will be closed on 6 Jan,15-19 Jan & 23 Jan 2024. 

Admission is FREE

You can visit at any time and do not to need to pre-book a ticket to visit the Museum of Zoology. 

Details on our opening times & other information about visiting are here

The Whale Café is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 3pm. Open Bank Holiday Mondays. 

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.

Keep up to date with our news via the blog ,website and on InstagramTwitter and Facebook.

You can shop online from each of the University Museums at the new 'Curating Cambridge' online shop: 

Visit our blog where we are sharing stories, news and information about all things zoological. You can even spot wildlife from your window with Open Your Window Bingo...

Should you need to contact the team please email

Best Wishes
The Museum of Zoology Team