The history of Cambridge stretches back hundreds of years and is known worldwide. The scenic area is a Mecca for history hunters and knowledge seekers and throughout the years, it has become the home of all kinds of amazing artefacts.
If you’re hoping to explore the rich history of Cambridge and discover its hidden treasures, a weekend at The Tamburlaine Hotel Cambridge will ensure that you’re never too far from the city’s amazing museums and galleries. Here are some of the wonderful things you can find near our hotels Cambridge.
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
If you’re in search of classical art, there’s no better place to be in Cambridge than the breathtaking Fitzwilliam Museum. Among the wonderful exhibitions, you’ll find one of the most impressive collections of royal paintings and portraits that depict some of history’s most iconic faces. With pieces by some of the most revered painters in the world spanning hundreds of years, there are plenty of hidden treasures to find for any art lovers heading to The Tamburlaine Hotel Cambridge.
Whipple Museum, Cambridge’s
Explore the amazing astronomy collection at the historic Whipple Museum and browse a wonderful collection of historic tools and antique equipment as you learn about the history of stargazing. The intricate designs of the specialist equipment will have you staring in amazement as you find out more about some of the most iconic scientists and theorists such as Galileo who were responsible for some of society’s biggest discoveries. Kids with big imaginations will love checking out these amazing tools so be sure to bring them along.
Sedgwick Museum of Earth Science, Cambridge
Although spending the afternoon looking at rocks may not seem like the most exciting way to spend your time in Cambridge, this particular collection is sure to get you excited. The official collection of Dr John Woodward consists of almost 10,000 fossils, rocks, minerals and plants. After years of collecting, Dr Woodward was able to bring together specimens from all over the world which can now be seen on display at the Sedgwick Museum. This is a perfect opportunity to learn more about nature while seeing some beautiful natural treasures.
Polar Museum, Cambridge
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to explore the Poles, you can find out by taking a trip to the Polar Museum and browsing the amazing collection of photographs that document some of the most iconic explorations in history. See the raw beauty of the Arctic and Antarctic as you put yourself in the shoes of the adventurers throughout history who have helped us to learn more about some of the most amazing and dangerous places on the planet.
Cambridge Museum of Technology, Cambridge
Technology lovers will get a kick out of this amazing collection that explores the history of mechanics and machinery. Stroll through the historic halls of the Cambridge Museum of Technology and snap some pictures of the biggest engines in history. From steam engines to giant works of mechanical art that helped push forward the industrial revolution, you’ll find all kinds of technological wonders.