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Whipple Museum of the History of Science - Private tour - FULLY BOOKED

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Come and join us for a private guided tour of this fascinating museum. The Whipple’s stunning collection includes scientific instruments, apparatus, models, pictures, prints, photographs, books and other material related to the history of science.

During the tour we will be given the rare opportunity to inspect some select items relating to the history of chemistry, e.g. an Austrian chemical slide rule from the 1820s that can only really be appreciated up close.

The collection contains objects dating from the medieval period to the present day but the museum’s holdings are particularly strong in material dating from the 17th to the 19th centuries, especially objects produced by English instrument makers. Instruments of astronomy, navigation, surveying, drawing and calculating are well represented, as are sundials, mathematical instruments and early electrical apparatus. The Whipple Museum was founded in 1944 when Robert Stewart Whipple presented his collection of scientific instruments to the University of Cambridge.

Limited number of tickets so book early. Tickets £5.


Event organised by the SCI & RSC .

The Whipple Museum’s entrance is located on Free School Lane, (between Bene’t Street and Pembroke Street) in the centre of Cambridge.

This talk is part of the SCI Cambridge Science Talks series.

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