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Sedgwick Museum of Geology

Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EQ, England
44 1223 333456
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Ranked #18 of 106 Attractions in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Cambridge UK
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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

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EastAnglia
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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

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Rhyl
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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

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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

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you want interactive stuff for the kids this is not the place. If you are a keen, a keen amateur or an expert this Is definitely a place to visit. It is glass cases etc but it is well organised. Check opening times before.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Fabulous museum, a must visit for anybody with children/teenagers. Hands on displays, usually some sort of activities available. Free entrance and somewhere you can while away a good few hours.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

A lovely museum for adults and children alike! A comprehensive and extensive display of minerals and fossilized specimens representing the different geological periods, of interest to both the budding paleontologist and the fully-fledged ones too! Well worth a visit and amazingly, it's all free!

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Adana, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

First off I like anything that is free. Traveling with a family we're budget travelers, so it was immediately appealing and worth the 6min walk south from main street or Market hill. Another nice amenity was getting indoors out of the heat and bathrooms for the kids. Second I loved the look and atmosphere of this museum. It's small but... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This is a free museum, although it is not a big building there is so much stuff to see. You may need more than one visit to fully appreciate the Sedgewick.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This museum was fantastic. It was a surprise to see the worlds largest spider fossilised. The display cabinets are old, but there is so much to learn about. Me and the children enjoyed this trip to here

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