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Department of Physics

The Cavendish Laboratory

This case, which was part of the original furnishing of the Laboratory, contains some of the apparatus bought by the Cavendish Laboratory before 1877The Cavendish museum houses many of the historically important pieces of apparatus which contributed to major discoveries by members of the Laboratory. Exhibits include apparatus used by Maxwell, Thomson, Rutherford, Aston, Cockcroft and Walton. Post Second World War exhibits include the discovery of pulsars, and the structure of the DNA molecule.

A virtual tour of the museum can be found here.

If you are interested in visiting the Cavendish Museum please follow this link to find out more.