What's on

Find out more here about what's going on at the Sedgwick Museum. Every year the Museum is involved in big events such as the Science Festival, the Festival of Ideas and Twilight at the Museum. We also have plenty of activities in the Museum for families and individuals to enjoy as well as temporary exhibitions, workshops and other events throughout the year.

       
Events Activities Temporary
Exhibitions
 


The 'Ice Ages'

A re-display of the Museum’s ‘Ice Age’ bays, this new permanent exhibition uses the Museum’s collections from local areas to reveal Cambridge’s prehistoric past. The rocks and fossils of Cambridgeshire tell geological stories about its Ice Age history. Using material from three local sites, this exhibition explores the past 127,000 years of changing climate, animal and plant life. Specimens on display include the remains of elephants, hippos and hyena, alongside woolly mammoths and wolves.

 

 

 



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

Saturday
10:00 to 16:00 

Sunday
Closed



On the 26th of February, 1918 the hospital ship HMHS Glenart Castle left Newport, South Wales, heading for Brest in France. On board were 63 nurses, medical orderlies and officers, along with its crew and 99 wounded patients. One of the medical officers on board was the 49 year-old Captain Lewis Moysey RAMC, a graduate of Caius College and very keen amateur geologist who donated a substantial collection of Carboniferous fossils to the Sedgwick Museum.



On Sunday September 9th Google’s banner headline in Australia (https://g.co/doodle/ytbdqa ) celebrated the 111th birthday of a palaeontologist – the late  Dorothy Hill (1907-1997).