Services

Collections Enquiries

Do you have a query about any of the items the Sedgwick Museum holds?
Loans

Loans of objects for exhibitions or research
Image requests

Information about photographing the collection, copyright, and publishing images.
I.D. Service

Do you have an object you would like us to identify for you? 
Venue Hire

The gallery space is available to hire for external events, drinks receptions and special occasions.

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.