• Museum entrance
  • Downing Street view of Museum
  • Museum steps
  • Tower
  • Museum gallery

Travel through time…

The Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences is the oldest of the University of Cambridge museums, having been established in 1728 as the Woodwardian Museum. Since then the collection has grown from about 10,000 fossils, minerals and rocks, to at least 2 million. A walk through the museum will take you on a 4.5 billion year journey through time, from the meteoritic building blocks of planets, to the thousands of fossils of animals and plants that illustrate the evolution of life in the oceans, on land and in the air. Also a major teaching and research resource in the Department of Earth Sciences, the Sedgwick Museum collections are a national treasure.


School Bookings Visiting

Earth Stories - The latest geological news Collections Up Close






Monday to Friday

10:00 to 13:00 & 14:00 to 17:00

Saturday
10:00 to 16:00







– ‘eclectic and wondrous’ Daily Telegraph

Luckily for Cambridge, the hugely successful Discoveries exhibition, which has been attracting very favourable reviews and crowds of people to 2 Temple Place in London is coming to Cambridge. The London viewing of this display of ‘Art, Science and Exploration from the University of Cambridge Museums’ comes to an end on 27th April but then opens again in the Fitzwilliam Museum from 27 May to 27 July.




Fossil Guide ibook now available to download

Suitable for beginners as well as those with some knowledge, this authoritative and helpful multi-touch book has been produced by the Open University, in collaboration with the Sedgwick Museum, Cambridge. It covers invertebrates, vertebrates and plants, and each fossil group is illustrated with a gallery of photos.

Download available here.