Opening Times

Monday to Friday: 10am – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Sunday: CLOSED

The Museum is closed on the following Bank holidays: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day, Good Friday.

The Museum is also closed for approximately two weeks over the Christmas period, please check this page for specific dates each year.

Christmas and New Year closure 2013/2014: Closed Monday 23rd December and re-opening Monday 13th January




Sep 5, 2014

One of the most iconic of Cambrian age fossils from the famous Burgess Shale is a little (3.5 cm long) creature called Hallucigenia, which has been the subject of considerable controversy for several decades. Now, researchers, Martin Smith and Javier Ortega-Hernandez from the Department of Earth Sciences have reinvestigated this strange creature and its relationship to other animals.


Jul 30, 2014

A new project is underway at Cambridge’s oldest museum, the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences. Funding from Arts Council England’s ‘Designation Development Fund’ is enabling the Museum to make some of its most historically important specimens available to visitors for the first time as high-quality, interactive digital 3D objects.