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Museum of Archaeology and Anthropologywith exhibits from all over the world tracing the evolution of mankind
Museum of Classical Archaeology
: one of the finest and most extensive collections of casts from Greek and Roman sculpture
Museum of Zoology
: the entire animal kingdom is represented here in fossils, skeletons and preserved specimens
The Old Schools: the first teaching buildings of the university which date back to the 14th century
Pembroke College: its chapel was the first work ever completed by Sir Christopher Wren
Peterhouse: the first Cambridge college, founded in 1284, has produced many notable engineers and physicists
The Round Church: one of five surviving round churches in Britain which commemorate the original Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem
St Catharine's College: founded in 1473 and dedicated to the patron saint of scholars
St John's College: the College buildings stand on both sides of the river and are connected by the well-known Bridge of Sighs
Scott Polar Research Institute: the world's leading polar archive with diaries, letters, sketches, photographs, relics, clothing and equipment from many polar explorations
Sedgwick Museum of Geology: a collection only second in importance to that of the Natural History Museum in London
The Senate House: the formal meeting place of the Council of the Senate, the governing body of the University, where degree awards ceremonies take place
Sidney Sussex College: which dates from the 16th-17th centuries. Oliver Cromwell was at Sidney Sussex. His skull was returned to the College and buried in a secret place in the chapel in 1960
Trinity College: the largest of the colleges in Cambridge or Oxford, founded by Henry V111 in 1546
Trinity Hall: known as the 'lawyers college', has a well-preserved Elizabethan library and the smallest college chapel in Cambridge
Whipple Museum of the History of Science: has a fascinating collection of early scientific instruments from the 14th century to the 19th

 

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Cambridge is one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in Britain, set in the east of England amid rural countryside. The world famous university has produced many noted scholars, including Newton, Darwin, Erasmus, Milton, Pepys and Stephen Hawking, as well as many of Britain's best known actors and entertainers.

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