Getting here

How to find us

Please be aware that the Museum of Zoology is now closed to the public for major refurbishment. We plan to reopen later in 2017.

We are situated in central Cambridge, on the University’s New Museums Site. There is more information on travel and parking.

University Museum of Zoology Cambridge
Downing Street
Cambridge
CB2 3EJ


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Enter through the archway on Downing Street, opposite Tennis Court Road. You will notice the Finback Whale skeleton hung above the entrance.

By car

If travelling from outside of Cambridge, there is an excellent  park-and-ride scheme located on the main routes into the city centre.

We regret that there is no parking available at the museum, but many options exist nearby.

Local parking map

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The car parks offer long stay parking, while the on-road pay-and-display options tend to be limited to a stay of 2 hours or less. There are car parks at the Grafton Centre and Park Street, which are both fairly central.

Please note that the multi-storey car parks are not suitable for tall vehicles, but it is possible to drop groups off in Downing Street.

See the Cambridge City Council website for  more details on parking locations and rates

By bike

Cambridge is  very bicycle-friendly, and we have bicycle racks available for use outside the museum.

By public transport

Buses run regularly from the railway station into town.

For further transport details, please  check the Cambridge University site.

Last updated: 17 March 2017