In a spacious 19th Century gallery, view our collection of fossils, rocks and minerals and bring the prehistoric world to life for your children and students. We offer free facilitated sessions for schools and community groups as well as a range of activities and resources to help you lead your own exploration of the museum.
School and Community Group Visits
The Museum welcomes groups of all ages. All group visits including self-led group visits require booking, for more information about what activities and resources we can offer, please look at our School and Community Group Visit page.
Teaching and Classroom Resources
To support your visit to the museum, we have a selection of taught sessions and classroom resources available to utilise.
Things To Do
Alongside our collection we have a range of activities for children to do to help explore some of the museum themes, from dinosaurs to crystals! To find out more of what’s on offer, please look at our Things To Do page.
Throughout the year, the Sedgwick Museum runs events for children and adults. To find out more about these, please look at our What’s On page.
The possibility that the extinction of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago may have been caused by the eruption of the Deccan lavas in India has been increased by new research, published in the Geological Society of America Bulletin (doi:10.1130/B31167.1).
A view of the Mahabaleshwar escarpment in the western Ghats, India. Just a small part of the 3.6 km thick pile of lavas that flooded over the Deccan region of India some 66 million years ago? (photo copyright Dr Sally Gibson, Dept. Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge)