Activities to do in the Museum

We know it is not always possible to arrange a facilitated visit. The resources below provide some activities that can be carried out in the museum. There is also a selection of activity boxes that can be loaned out from the shop during your visit.

Guess Iggy's Height Use your maths skills to work out the height of Iggy
Materials detectives Explore the museum and identify a range of common materials
Ideas and Evidence A selection of activites based at the museum KS2 - pupils pack
Ideas and Evidence Teachers guide
Extreme Earth Trail that leads you to the most extreme fossils and rocks in the museum
Being Darwin the Geologist Activities to help explore the Darwin exhibition KS2
Footprint Top Trumps How do you compare to animals on the trackway trail
Create a Creature Make your own dinosaur
Seaside Trail Follow the seaside trail

Children and acitvity box

 

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

Saturday
10:00 to 16:00 

Sunday
Closed



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?




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