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Tour of the Whipple Museum of the History of Science, Cambridge

26 June 2024 14:00-15:30, Cambridge , United Kingdom

This event is for RSC Members only

Tour of the Whipple Museum of the History of Science

This is a joint event organised by the East Anglia and Mid-Anglia Local section committees.  The tour will start at 2pm on the 26th June and is open to all members and their partners.
The Museum is open to 4.30 pm and therefore members can spend more time viewing the exhibits after the tour. The tour is sponsored by the RSC Local sections but members may wish to make a donation to the Museum on the day.
If there is sufficient interest then a meet-up for coffee/sandwiches prior to the tour will be organised. Please use the attached registration form to express your interest in attending. The number on each tour is limited to 30 people and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

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

Whipple Museum of the History of Science

Whipple Museum of the History of Science, Free School Lane, Cambridge , CB2 3RH, United Kingdom

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