Collection Level Descriptions

We are currently developing Collection Level Descriptions as a resource for our visitors and researchers. Visit our Collections page for an overview of what the Sedgwick Museum holds or the the Online Catalogue for links to where some of our collections are available online.

       

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

Saturday
10:00 to 16:00 

Sunday
Closed



Reuniting our important rock collections under one roof

Much of the Sedgwick Museum’s working geological collections, central to the research of many in the department and wider community, are currently housed in cramped and difficult conditions in the Atlas Building on the West Cambridge site. This building, at one time used by Shorts for the refurbishment of aircraft bombers, is a rather dilapidated former commercial unit fast approaching the end of its useful life. The newly proposed Geological Collections Store will adjoin the A.G. Brighton Building (the Sedgwick Museum’s conservation unit) and vastly improve accessibility.



Mary Caroline McKenny Hughes (1860-1916) – promoter of geology for women in the University