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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:

Email: umzc@zoo.cam.ac.uk

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. http://www.cambridgeparkandride.info/

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 https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/travel-roads-and-parking/buses/bus-timetables/

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 http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

Cambridge University Museum of Zoology

Access Information

Full details on access to the Museum can be found here

 

Taking photographs and drawing in the Museum

Taking photographs in the Museum

Visitors are welcome to take and share photos for non-commercial purposes. Anyone wishing to take photos for purposes with commercial potential must contact the Museum in advance.

Photography may be prohibited for some temporary exhibitions, please ask a volunteer or member of staff if unsure.

The use of tripods, selfie sticks, external flashes, lighting are not permitted within the Museum.

Visitors are not permitted to film other visitors (except their own friends and family, with their permission).

Production companies interested in using the Museum as a filming location should contact the Museum. Please note that filming is not permitted during public opening hours.

 

 

Drawing in the Museum

Visitors are welcome to sketch with dry materials within the Museum. Please do not use pastels, charcoals or wet materials such as paint or ink, and be mindful of blocking the routes of other visitors.

Art groups wishing to make a group visit should book through the group booking system.