We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sedgwick Museum of Geology

Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EQ, England
44 1223 333456
Website
Improve this listing
95%
Ranked #14 of 100 Attractions in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
More attraction details
Attraction details
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.

Hotels near Sedgwick Museum of Geology

Write a Review

74 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    40
    30
    3
    0
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
55 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cambridge
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
181 reviews 181 reviews
100 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I came here with two friends while in Cambridge normally I am not a museum type of person but this one was nice, Had a nice layout of Dinosaur bones and fossils with plenty of information describing what was what and from where, The huge Elk was impressive, This museum probably not for little kids as they might get bored... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cambridge UK
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Fantastic collection of fossils, dinosaur bones etc. All superbly laid out and very well labeled Everything is laid out by time zones and you take a journey back through time with everything in its place for that time zone. The giant elk and iguandon are standouts. More so as they are not surrounded by other specimens as at the Natural... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
EastAnglia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I visited mid week....a fascinating small museum, but ram jam full of information. The interior is a little cramped and because of the layout, it's a wee bit confined....but don't let that put you off. The signage is helpful and the story boards relevant. The staff I spoke with were cheerful, upbeat and informative . I enjoyed the mineral section... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rhyl
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Loads of geology specimens and information.Dinosaur, bug fossils and bones. This was a very interesting place and we stayed about 2 hours

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Free entry and a large, expansive variety of earth science related specimens. A few interactive activities for younger audience. Quite enjoyed these myself. Smelt and looked as a museum should with just the right amount of updated areas within the traditional cabinets. Spent more than an hour here. A must see in this beautiful city

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Sedgwick Museum of Geology also viewed

 

Been to Sedgwick Museum of Geology? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing