Friends of the Sedgwick Museum

The Friends of the Sedgwick Museum is an independently run charity which exists to support and encourage the development of the Museum, and promote and publicise geology to a wider audience.

Membership of the Friends is open to all. Our members benefit from:

  • Talks on topics relevant to the Museum's collections held within the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge.
  • Guided visits to places of geological interest.
  • Social events including Christmas party and an annual dinner.
  • Newsletters to keep members informed about events and activities.
  • Exclusive previews of new exhibitions.

How to Join
You can join as an individual, family group, or at a special concessionary rate if you are under 18, unemployed or retired.
Membership rates are:

  • £12 per year for an individual
  • £18 per year for a family (2 or more persons living at the same address)
  • £8 per year for concessions 
  • £6 per year for young persons (under the age of 18)

If you would like to receive an application form, please send an email to friendsofsedgwickmuseum@esc.cam.ac.uk with your details or send a request to the address below. Please print the application form, complete your details and post it to us with your cheque (made payable to Friends of the Sedgwick Museum) to:

Friends of the Sedgwick Museum
c/o Department of Earth Sciences
University of Cambridge
Downing Street
Cambridge
CB2 3EQ

Trilobite - The Friends' newsletter
Trilobite is the newsletter of the Friends of the Sedgwick Museum. It contains information about upcoming events in the Museum and the activities (including talks and field trips) of the Friends.

Please note that certain events need to be pre-booked. 

Trilobite Newsletter 36: September 2018

General Data Protection Regulations
Friends of the Sedgwick Museum Privacy Policy under General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), 2018 Read more here


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

Saturday
10:00 to 16:00 

Sunday
CLOSED



Oct 19, 2018

On the 26th of February, 1918 the hospital ship HMHS Glenart Castle left Newport, South Wales, heading for Brest in France. On board were 63 nurses, medical orderlies and officers, along with its crew and 99 wounded patients. One of the medical officers on board was the 49 year-old Captain Lewis Moysey RAMC, a graduate of Caius College and very keen amateur geologist who donated a substantial collection of Carboniferous fossils to the Sedgwick Museum.


Sep 24, 2018

On Sunday September 9th Google’s banner headline in Australia (https://g.co/doodle/ytbdqa ) celebrated the 111th birthday of a palaeontologist – the late  Dorothy Hill (1907-1997).