Image Requests

Images of many of our objects are available for private research or commercial use.

Requests for images of objects not already photographed will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis and will depend on staff workload and availability, as we do not presently have a photographer on staff.

The Sedgwick Museum retains the copyright of all images of its collections.
Photographers must supply us with copies of all photographs taken and must sign the rights of these images over to the Sedgwick Museum.

For Research:

  • Visiting scientific researchers may make use of our basic photography set-up: copy stand; lighting; black or white backgrounds.
  • Any specimens photographed for private research must be listed on a Copyright Licence Agreement. If photographs are to be used for any other purpose, a further agreement must be entered into and the necessary fees paid.

For Commercial use:

  • The use of images for books, television and multimedia requires a Licence Agreement and will incur image reproduction fees.
  • Commercial filming in the galleries will incur a facilities fee, calculated as a flat rate plus hourly charges.

To request an image or for further information please contact us.




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

Saturday
10:00 to 16:00 

Sunday
CLOSED



Sep 12, 2019

This week we reached a major landmark in the development of the Museum’s new Collections Research Centre. We’ve just been handed the keys to the brand new Colin Forbes Building, a purpose-built collections store to house our internationally important rock and fossil collections.  We now start the ambitious task of moving our rock collection – weighing more than 150 tonnes – from a variety of locations across Cambridge.  Bringing our collections together, and creating a space where we can welcome research visitors enables us to take a big step towards our aim of creating a world-leading centre for Earth Sciences collections research.



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.