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  • Museum Trails and Gallery Map

We hope you enjoy your visit to the Museum. For more information you may wish to download one of our Museum Trails to bring with you.

Gallery Map

The Museum has an Upper and Lower Gallery - now with one way routes in place to enable you to see the whole collection, including the Bird Room on the lower floor. Allow for a 90 minute visit, which is enough time to see the whole Museum. The Museum also has a shop, located in the Whale Hall, sitting underneath our 21 metre fin whale. Don't forget to look up as you come in!


Rainbow Trail

If you are visiting the Museum with young children, why not download our Rainbow of Colour trail to print out and bring with you? It will keep the children entertained as they look for all the colourful specimens in the Museum, and they can even use it in the garden or any outdoor space too.



Amazing Adaptations Trail

How does a jellyfish sting? And what is actually in a camel's hump? From the feeding habits of starfish to birds that mimic telephone ring tones, follow the routes around the Museum and uncover some amazing animal adaptations. Designed for ages 8-12, this trail is bursting with incredible creatures. Can you find any more amazing animal adaptations on your visit to the Museum? 


Animal Key Trail

Use the trail, making choices as you go to decide which type of animal you end with. This trail has been created with ages 11-14 in mind, or those who are learning English as a second language (EFL students). 




On the Trail of a Creature (made by the Young Zoologists Club)

Illustration of kiwi by Young Zoologists Club member

There’s lots of animals to be found in the Museum of Zoology. Our Young Zoologist Club members show and tell you about their favourites and welcome you to explore the collection online and create your own.




Cambridge Safari

Our Cambridge Safari takes you around the streets of Cambridge city centre, in a quest to find animals! The streets of Cambridge are filled with animals, and we are not talking about the pigeons in Market Square or the cows on Midsummer Common. In the stonework of the colleges, wrought iron gates and sculptures around town, there are countless creatures just waiting to be found by eagle-eyed visitors. This was the inspiration behind the Cambridge Safari - a trail developed by the Museum of Zoology highlighting the animals in the architecture of the city centre. The animals in the trail are just the beginning - we would love to know if you have spotted any others as you walk around Cambridge.

*NEW* Cambridge Wildlife Safari

Close-up of part of the trail map, showing a frog illustration

Go on safari in Cambridge’s green spaces to discover the plants and animals that live in these city centre wildlife havens.

Follow the map and clues to discover the wildlife of central Cambridge. Our Wildlife Safari Trail can be followed on a smartphone, or downloaded to your own device via our blog:

or printed at home via the download below before your journey.

Museum Guide and Highlights


Download your Museum Guide & Highlights leaflet here, to learn about the history of the Museum, read about 15 of our highligts, and see a map of the Museum.