Location

The Sedgwick Museum is located in the centre of town in Cambridge on the Downing Site of the University of Cambridge.

Travelling to Cambridge

Cambridge is easily accessed by road, and is just under one hour by train from London. Frequent coach services link the city with London, Oxford and towns across East Anglia.

Getting to the Museum

Once in the city, we encourage our visitors to make use of the Cambridge Park and Ride facilities. If you wish to park in town, the Grand Arcade car park is the closest car park to the Museum. Please be aware however that parking in Cambridge can be very expensive.

Free accessible parking is available for visitors with disabilities in the Department of Earth Sciences car park whose entrance is on Tennis Court Road. Visitors must have a blue badge and it is essential to contact us prior to your visit to ensure that we can accommodate your request. For more information please visit our dedicated Access webpage.


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Explore the area around the Museum using Google Street View. The actual entrance to the Museum is through the archway (shown on Street View) and to the left.

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

Saturday
10:00 to 16:00 

Sunday
Closed



For most people, the idea of finding old poo is disgusting, and the idea of dissecting it and sorting through it is even worse! Unless of course you’re a child of a certain age and the poo in question is dinosaur poo.





One of the questions most frequently asked by visitors to the Sedgwick Museum is what exactly are fossils and how do they form? This question also fascinated Agostino Scilla (1629-1700); an artist who lived in the Sicilian town of Messina during the 1600s. Scilla attempted to answer this question in his book La vana speculazione disingannata dal senso (Vain Speculation Undeceived by Sense), published in Naples in 1670.