Collections

Collections

  • The Fitzwilliam Museum by Sir Cam
    Fitzwilliam Museum
  • Crotch ladybirds (Museum of Zoology)
    Museum of Zoology
  • Sainsbury Laborator - herbarium
    Herbarium
  • Kettle's Yard by Sir Cam
    Kettle's Yard
  • Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology by Sir Cam
    Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • Scott Polar Research Institute
    Scott Polar Research Institute
  • The University Library
    University Library
  • Whipple Museum by Sir Cam
    Whipple Museum

The scope, importance and vitality of the University's Museums and Collections is stunning.

Accumulated over nearly 300 years, the collections contain materials from the dawn of human activity and beyond, and objects that stir our innate sense of wonder. As well as being a vital resource for research, teaching and cross-disciplinary exploration, they are an important means by which academic Cambridge shares its knowledge with the wider public, stimulating engagement with the subjects to which they relate. By animating concepts and ideas, they raise educational aspiration in the most powerful way there is: by appealing to the imagination.