Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences

Location: Downing Street, Cambridge

Mon-Fri 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm


In the centre of the city sits the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, the oldest of the University of Cambridge museums. It houses collections of fossils and crystals and is responsible for two million specimens from around the world. Established in 1728 as the Woodwardian Museum, the venue offers visitors the chance to embark on a 4.5 billion-year journey through time, and view its thousands of fossils of animals and plants while learning about the evolution of life. The museum provides a great, free day out for families and will appeal to children and adults alike, with plenty of educational activities to keep the little ones occupied. 

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