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Sedgwick Museum of Geology

Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EQ, England
44 1223 333456
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Ranked #14 of 100 Attractions 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
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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
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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
31 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

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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10 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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61 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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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9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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34 helpful votes 34 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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Brisbane, Australia
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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 

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Cambridge UK
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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 

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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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