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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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Dinosaurs!

This museum has dinosaurs in it. For this reason alone, it is worth going, but there are many other fascinating things to do and see.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This museum has dinosaurs in it. For this reason alone, it is worth going, but there are many other fascinating things to do and see.

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Leeds
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

It is a very straightforward museum without any modern gadgets. It shows you what you want to see: lots of rocks and information about geology. It is well maintained and the information about the rocks is thorough. Two things stood out for me in this museum. The first was the section on Darwin and his early career as a geologist.... More 

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful museum. Starting at one end, you head through time from the beginning of Earth. My partner and I are both Science teachers and it was refreshing to visit a museum which had not dumbed down the information on the exhibits. We were delighted to see chemical structure diagrams and formulae for the crystals in the minerals section... More 

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London, UK
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Lots of fossils and samples from throughout the periods. Head down the back to see some great crystal samples as well.

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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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36 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

. This free museum is packed with specimens of rocks, minerals, bones and fossils. If this sort of thing 'rocks' your boat then this is a great place to visit. I personally didn't find it interesting. I much preferred the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology next door, which is also free and well worth a visit.

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Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Amazing collection and its free. Its not open Sunday's but a great place for old and young, worth a visit

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Rustington, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Really interesting, there was a school party when we visited but they were so well behaved it didn't change our minds about staying on for over 2 hours.

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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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