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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). Museum will be open Monday 17 February (half term week): 10am to 4.30pm

Wednesday 19 Feb - Museum closing at 3.30pm to get ready for our Twilight event. Re-opens 4.30pm to 7.30pm

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.

Whale café is now open 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. Saturday: 10am to 4pm.   Further information will be posted on the University Centre website

Please note the Whale Cafe will be closed on Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th February.