Facilities

Toilets

The Sedgwick has one toilet within the Museum. An accessible toilet is available within the Department of Earth Sciences on the ground floor. Museum staff will provide access to this upon request.

Baby changing

Both the toilet within the Museum and the accessible toilet 
within the Department of Earth Sciences have baby changing facilities.

Food and Drink

The Museum does not have a café or restaurant. Museum staff will be happy to recommend local restaurants and cafés for visitors to use. The consumption of food and drink in Museum galleries is strictly forbidden.


Left luggage/Cloakroom

Coat hooks are available for visitors to leave their possessions at the front entrance of the Museum. Please note that this is strictly at visitors own risk and the Museum accepts no responsibility for lost or stolen items. The Museum is unable to store personal items in any offices or behind the front desk due to security regulations.



Photography and filming

We allow photography including with flash within the Museum galleries but no filming.

Lost property

The Museum holds lost property in the main Museum office for a period of one month. Items are recorded on the day that they are found. Thereafter items are donated to charity. If you think you have lost something during your visit to the Museum please contact the Museum Administrator as soon as possible.

 

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

Saturday
10:00 to 16:00 

Sunday
Closed



How do you get thirty-six 8-11yr olds excited about science in museums? Give them a ‘crime scene’ and skills to solve the crime.



Sir John Franklin’s ill-fated expedition to the North-West Passage has often been in the news ever since he left England on the 19th May, 1845 never to return. Successive searches throughout the 19th century eventually found artefacts and human remains. But it was not until 2014 the wreck of Franklin’s ship, HMS Erebus was found and two years later the wreck of HMS Terror. Now the extraordinary story of HMS Erebus is receiving new publicity thanks to the publication of Michael Palin’s new book – ‘Erebus : the story of a ship’. Whilst the earliest searches did not find any traces of Franklin and his crew, one of them, led by Captain Kellett did find a superb mammoth tusk, which is now part of the Sedgwick Museum’s Ice Age display.