‘"Discoveries" spans archaeology, anthropology, zoology, science and art - and includes artefacts that go back millennia... It sets out to explore the nature of discovery in every sense of the word, each artefact chosen for its ability to instil a sense of wonder.’

Time Out - 28 January 2014


Two Temple Place is one of London's hidden architectural gems, an extraordinary late Victorian mansion built by William Waldorf Astor on Embankment. The house is owned by registered charity, The Bulldog Trust and supports the charitable activities of the Trust through exhibitions and events hosted in the building. It also provides a unique setting for both corporate and private events, from weddings to conferences.

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‘For splendor of both ornament and conception, it's hard to beat.’

The Telegraph

‘One of those secret universes...
ornate and slightly crazed...’

The Observer

Art, Science & Exploration

from the University of Cambridge Museums

31 January - 27 April 2014

(Closed on Tuesdays)


Easter opening hours:

Good Friday 18th April: 11am-4:30pm

Saturday 19th April: 10am-4:30pm

Easter Sunday 20th April: CLOSED

Easter Monday 21st April: 11am-4:30pm


Admission Free - No Booking Necessary


BBC Audio Slideshow - On Wednesday 5th February we were featured on the Front Page of the BBC Website

Two Temple Place reopens on 31 January.  Discoveries is an exhibition exploring human discovery in all its forms, selected from more than five million objects at eight University of Cambridge Museums... 

See Current Exhibition for more details or download our Discoveries Events Calendar 2014 for candlelit tours, lectures, classic and contemporary performances and fun family activities.  To book visit Exhibition Events ...


drum dancer

Photography - Martin Gardner

To explore the contents of the exhibition further, please see the dedicated Discoveries from the University of Cambridge Museums website.