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@gmail.com 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 37: 2019

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



Aug 13, 2019

This summer, young visitors to some of our UCM museums have the opportunity to participate in an exciting artist-led treasure hunt. Hidden Tales: the Riddle of the White Sphinx, created by Mark Wells and Sorrel May, and illustrated by Jennifer Bell encourages families to explore our museums in a different way... Author Mark Wells tells all here.


Jul 12, 2019

Fifty years ago, Cambridge mineralogist, Dr Stuart Agrell was given VIP treatment and a police escort after flying into Heathrow from the USA because he was carrying a bag full of very precious rock material. The samples were amongst the most expensive ever collected as they had been retrieved from the moon by two of the American Apollo 11 mission astronauts. The programme of their investigation was a remarkable and unprecedented example of international scientific collaboration, which still continues.

Stuart Agrell on the underground with a carpet bag of rocks from the Apollo 11 missionGuess what I’ve got in my bag? 50 years ago, Cambridge mineralogist, Stuart Agrell nonchalantly carried some of the most valuable rocks ever collected back to Cambridge in his holdall. (© Mirrorpix, reproduced with permission)