University Museum of Zoology

Downing Street Cambridge CB2 3EJ

Kids will enjoy the fossils, pickle jars and skeletons that represent every animal group that ever lived on earth. None is larger than that of the finback whale above the entrance, but look out also for a collection of moths removed from the royal bedchamber of George III. Its unsurprising given cambridge's history that donors to this museum come from some of the greatest archeological expeditions of the 19th Century, with the likes of Alfred Newton and Charles Darwin contributing their finds. Today the museum houses one of the most extensive zoological collections in the UK, marred only by the 1960s architecture outside.

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