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University Museum of Zoology

A Unique and Memorable Setting
Spectacular Venue for Drinks Receptions
In the Heart of Cambridge

Introduction

The University Museum of Zoology, as one of Cambridge's major attractions, can provide a unique and memorable space for your event. Located in the heart of Cambridge, just off Downing Street, the Museum is the perfect place for evening functions. We have two options available for hire:

The Whale Hall

The glass-walled Whale Hall, designed especially to house our 21-metre long fin whale, forms an impressive entrance to the Museum and is the perfect space for an evening drinks reception. The Whale Hall can accommodate up to 150 guests for a standing-only reception.

The Whale Hall plus Museum galleries.

The Museum holds many wonderful treasures, such as specimens discovered by the great naturalists, Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace. For those who wish to include guest access to the galleries as part of the event, the galleries can be hired together with the Whale Hall. Tours of the Museum can be arranged for guests (subject to staff availability and at extra cost). The Whale Hall and galleries together can accommodate up to 300 guests for a standing-only reception.

Catering

All catering arrangements must be made directly with the venue's approved caterers, a list of which will be provided. These suppliers have clear instructions of which food and drinks may be served. Certain drinks and foodstuffs that are likely to stain will not be allowed in the Whale Hall and food and drink are not permitted in the Galleries.

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Venue Address

Downing Street
Cambridge
CB2 3EJ

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