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Sedgwick Museum of Geology

Closed Now: 10:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:00
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Comprehensive collection but bland presentation

The subject matter needs more curators and guides to bring alive a bland subject. It’s a large... read more

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This museum houses an extensive collection of geological specimens from around the world, which are used by scholars worldwide as part of their research activities.
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Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EQ, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The subject matter needs more curators and guides to bring alive a bland subject. It’s a large comprehensive collection right in the heart of Cambridge. Free admission.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SquareBearSS
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this museum. I used to visit with my Grandma when I stayed with my grandparents as a child. Now I take my son and we both love it. The museum is tucked away in a corner of a pretty square just off Downing...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Raquers41
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently spent an enjoyable couple of hours in the Sedgewick - the person on reception was very helpful enabling me to choose a sequence that provided me with the opportunity to sample many interesting displays. This museum is substantial but not huge, which makes...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AndyMcGonegal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love the 4.5 billion years timeline layout & in each period shows type of rocks, minerals & fossils discovered. I especially like the dinosaur fossils & a Darwin section which describes his contribution. A must visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RickFun35
Reviewed 6 December 2018

Great Exhibits and load to see for all ages. Interesting old displays and newer ones. Give yourself some time

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank scott1barden
Reviewed 14 November 2018

As my nephew is studying Earth Sciences this is a great place to visit to try and get a handle on what he is talking about rock wise. There are plenty of fossils and various models of the dinosaurs. Popular with younger children and students...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank thecam20
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Lovely museum, full of lots of interesting fossils and types of rock, sweet little gift shop and very nicely placed in the centre of town

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Maia E
Reviewed 21 September 2018

The building and rooms are a treat in themselves. The traditional display of original samples from the onset of the modern study of Geology is fascinating. It is cleverly used to ring you right up-to-date with what is being done in the field now. It...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Andy B
Reviewed 14 August 2018

I feel smarter just walking into this grand old building! Great artifacts, displays, and that atmosphere ... love it! So do the kids.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Andee W
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Great museum. I loved the older crammed cabinets on entry though apart from old collecting labels on there isn't much accompanying information here and might not be much fun if you are new to geology. Further in are more modern displays which are interesting with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Portmaid
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