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Sedgwick Museum of Geology

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Address: Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EQ, England
Phone Number: 44 1223 333456
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: This museum houses an extensive collection of geological specimens from...
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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An excellent resource of fossils, minerals and geological samples.

While not as spectacular as some other museums, the Sedgwick is crammed full of specimens from all periods. They often have children's activities on during the school holidays so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

While not as spectacular as some other museums, the Sedgwick is crammed full of specimens from all periods. They often have children's activities on during the school holidays so is well worth a visit if you're looking for something to keep the wee ones occupied for a few hours.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Spent an interesting hour or so wandering around on a quiet Monday afternoon. On leaving the street you follow a little sign to the museum, turn left and go up the steps. Recommend turning right when you enter the museum, going to the end before looking at stuff and then working your way back, then it is in chronological order.... More 

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Nottingham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

this will remind you of your school trips to museums - lots and lots and lots of rocks in cabinets. Probably not going to be of much interest to children but if you love your rocks then you will be in your element....

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

A quite outstanding collection of mineral, rock and fossil specimins displayed in an interesting mix of styles from the traditional cases of fossils arranged by geological era through to spectacular dinosaur skeletons and informative displays on the structure of the earth and different rock types. The material on Charles Darwin and his work as a geologist was particularly informative, entertaining... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is very much a traditional museum. There are many carefully catalogued fossils and different rock types dating back to several billions of years ago. Darwin's notebooks are reproduced and some of his original papers are on display. A very, quintessential, traditional museum which is well worth a visit.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I went here for drinks after a professorial retirement function. The setting was superb for such an event, quite the atmosphere. Looking around at the specimens it is quickly apparent at how well the entire thing is curated and the fantastic quality of the specimens and fossils. It is a place that onc=e could easily spend hours in. This place... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This museum is a specialist one, but if you are interested in rocks and fossils, you will not be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you like proper museums without gimmicks, interactive screens and the like, just amazing stuff on display in cabinets with excellent interpretation, then you'll like this one. It has fossils dating back to the Cambrian, organized chronologically, so you can walk through half a billion years of evolution in an hour or two. Didn't have time to do it justice,... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

If your a keen geologist/palaeontologist or if you're just interested in geology and Earth's history then the Sedgwick Museum in Cambridge is an absolute must. I am studying geology at University and I found the museum to be great fun and very informative. When I last visited, several years ago the Charles Darwin section was still being refurbished but it's... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This fascinating museum is open to the public afternoons and Saturdays free courtesy of the University of Cambridge. It is interesting for all ages, small children who are bring introduced to dinosaurs to teenagers who are learning about Darwin's discoveries on the voyage of the Beagle. These tell of important moments such as when he saw a beach rising in... More 

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