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Museum shortlisted for national award

22 July 2020

We are delighted to announce that the University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge...

Zoology Live! 2020 – goes digital

8 June 2020

Zoology Live! is back: 4pm EVERY day Mon 22 June to Fri 26 June, plus 11 - 4pm...

Bingo! from the Museum of Zoology

6 April 2020

A new ‘Open Your Window Bingo’ game has been launched by the University Museum...

In response to the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), and to protect the health and well being of our staff, visitors and volunteers, we have closed the Museum temporarily. All public events have also been postponed or cancelled. The Museum will reopen when all necessary safety measures are in place. University of Cambridge Museums reopening statement

Although the Museum is closed, we will still be communicating online, via our blog ,website and on InstagramTwitter and Facebook.


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...

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