Access

The archive collections are available to access, but as many of the records are not catalogued only a brief box list may exist. If the Archivist is working on a collection, it may be closed whilst essential listing or preservation work is being carried out. Please get in touch for further information.

Providing access to information is a priority, but staff have a duty to provide individuals with a degree of privacy and must comply with the law. Therefore some records may also be closed in order to comply with the Data Protection Act, 1998.

Finding Aids
An inventory spreadsheet and box-lists are available for some of the Archive collections. Please contact staff at the Museum for further information.

Collection level descriptions were written during the Archive project, 2010-2011. These can be accessed on-line via the Archives Hub website. This is a national gateway to the holdings of archives in UK universities and colleges.

Visiting Us
Members of the public are very welcome to visit the Archive. We offer:
• Free car parking on site
• Full access for wheelchair users (lift to all public areas)
• Wi-Fi internet access
• Kitchen and rest area
• Café facilities nearby

Appointments

It is necessary to make an appointment to use the material (at least two weeks in advance) as some periods may be restricted owing to prior bookings, special events, and the availability of staff.

Please contact the Archivist, Sandra Freshney to make an appointment, or if you would like further information about the collections before planning a visit.

Users will be required to sign an application form to say that they will follow the rules and safe handling guidelines in place, and adhere to Copyright Law(s). One form of identification is required.

Opening Hours
• Monday-Friday 10am-5pm.
• Closed weekends, Christmas and Bank Holidays.
The Archive may be closed at other times so please contact staff before making a visit.

Address and Directions:
Geological Conservation Unit [Brighton Building]
Bullard Laboratories
Department of Earth Sciences
Madingley Rise
Madingley Road
Cambridge
CB3 0EZ 
http://map.cam.ac.uk/A.+G.+Brighton+Building#52.215863,0.094710,17

The Madingley Road Park and Ride is a 15 minute walk from the Brighton Building.
There are also local buses (Stagecoach Citi 4 and Whippet U) which stop nearby.



Jul 17, 2018

Historic fossils from Agostino Scilla’s collection within the Sedgwick Museum’s Woodwardian cabinets are currently on display in the Royal Society’s summer exhibition in London. Called ‘Science made Visible: Drawings, Prints, Objects’, the exhibit explores the questions of how and when science become visual; how drawings, diagrams and charts came to be used alongside words and objects; who made them and what made them scientific?



Jul 2, 2018

All the Museum and Department were very sad to hear of the death of former staff member Rod Long. Rod, Uncle Rod as he was affectionately known, was to many people the face of the Museum. Dave Norman, our long time Director, has kindly written his recollections of a man who, put simply, we all loved him for his friendly, helpful and kind nature.
Liz Harper