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Sedgwick Museum of Geology

Address: Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EQ, England
Phone Number: 44 1223 333456
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Ranked #22 of 188 things to do in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum houses an extensive collection of geological specimens from around the world, which are...
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Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Stafford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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84 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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114 reviews 114 reviews
31 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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Hampshire
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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207 reviews 207 reviews
120 attraction reviews
282 helpful votes 282 helpful votes
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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Cambridge
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

An old school museum full of rocks, gems and fossils, Sorrell at 4 was maybe a bit young for it, but the volunteers had laid on mask making for the children as it was half term. A little Shop and pleasant helpful volunteers and staff, what more could you want to pass an hour away.

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If you are not interested in geology or fossils then a visit to this museum will most certainly change your mind. The museum is small and compact with some fascinating exhibits; a huge fossilised spider for one!!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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65 reviews 65 reviews
11 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is no modern science museum with touch screens and animations. Rather, it's jam-packed with cool fossils of all sorts, some of great historical importance. Great for the young or the young at heart, and not too big, so it can be visited quickly.

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