University of Cambridge Museums

The University of Cambridge Museums is a consortium of the eight University Museums and the Cambridge University Botanic Garden.

From Egyptian coffins and giant whales, to dinosaurs and Greek gods, together, we represent the UK’s highest concentration of internationally important collections outside London. With more than five million works of art, artefacts and specimens, the collections span four and a half billion years.

Our Museums and Garden

Visiting the museums

When open, our museums remain FREE to visit but entry must be booked in advance. More information about visiting safely can be found on our website.

Alongside this, we continue to bring you a whole range of virtual tours, activities and courses that you can enjoy from the comfort of home.

Explore and create

To help bring a little Mill Road Winter Fair fun into your home, below are some creative activities and games for you to enjoy.

In addition to these special Mill Road at Home activities, you’ll find lots of ways to explore our collections online or have fun at home on our website:

  • Home activities – From wildlife wanders to stories inspired by paintings, enjoy some fun learning activities with the family.
  • Explore the collections – Discover a wealth of stories and knowledge inspired by the collections.
  • Museum remix – Help us remix and retell the stories behind our under-explored objects.

Make your own Mosque lamp

Brighten up your home and join in the lantern festival this winter by making your own glass lamp. From the Fitzwilliam Museum.

Decorate your own Roman oil lamp

Discover more about how oil lamps were used in ancient Rome, then decorate your own. From the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

Make your own snowflake

Find out some amazing snowflake facts, then learn how to make your own. From the Polar Museum.

Wildlife food cache memory game

Test your memory by playing this fun matching game. From the Zoology Museum.