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 32: Autumn - October 2016

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

Visit the Friends of the Sedgwick Museum website here.



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

Saturday
10:00 to 16:00 

Sunday
CLOSED



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