Exhibitions

Our online exhibitions allow you to look at some of the archive records in the collection. 

If you have any questions, or would like to visit the Archive please contact the Archivist. Telephone: 01223 765717 or email: sedgwickmuseum@esc.cam.ac.uk


Woodwardian Professor 200 years ago

Celebrating the life and times of Adam Sedgwick (1785-1873) through archives.

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Woodwardian Professor 100 years ago
Celebrating the life of John Edward Marr (1857-1933) through archives.

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Brian Harland at 100
Celebrating the life of Walter Brian Harland (1917-2003) through archives.
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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?




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