Welcome to the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
Discover fossils, rocks and minerals from around the world and explore more than 550 million years of Earth's history.
Activities and events
Learn about the Earth and its history - try our free events, trails and activities.
The Museum is open year round and admission is free.
Current volunteering opportunities Museums and Collections view work experience, internship, apprenticeship and volunteer opportunities within the 8 museums.
Science Week - Twilight at the Museum
Wednesday 19 th February 2014
16:30 - 20:30
An event for all the family.
As night time falls set out to explore the extraordinary world of Cambridge museums after dark..
It might be difficult to miss our dinosaurs and the Ice Age hippo even in the dark. But can you find the biggest trilobite in Britain or the rock from the top of the world? Explore the world of minerals and fossils in a different light in the Sedgwick Museum.
For further details visit Twilight at the Museums
A history of the earth in 9,400 objects: the collection of Dr John Woodward (1665-1728) An opportunity to take a closer look at the collection of Dr John Woodward, one of the world’s oldest intact geological collections. Find out about the historical context under which it was assembled, the role it played in understanding the nature of fossils and the challenges that caring for such a collection presents.
Friday 9th May
£20 (£16 conc.)10:45 (for 11:00) to 15:45 Bookings will open in April.
More collecting confidential events can be found here Museums and collections
GB3D Type Fossils Online project
The British Geological Survey (BGS) has launched the world’s first 3D virtual fossil collection to the public. Thousands of 3D digital fossil models, plus several thousand high quality images, many in 3D, can now be browsed and downloaded for free. The GB3D Type Fossils Online project, funded by Jisc, has made fossils available for academics, researchers and fossil enthusiasts to enjoy at their leisure.
In the UK, type fossil specimens are stored in a number of locations across the country, and there is no easy way to search across the many different catalogues. The GB3D Type Fossils Online project has developed a single database of the type specimens, held in British collections, of macrofossil species and subspecies found in the UK. This includes links to photographs and a selection of 3D digital models produced by laser scanning of the best fossils.