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Sedgwick Museum of Geology

Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EQ, England
44 1223 333456
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Ranked #20 of 107 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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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97 reviews 97 reviews
64 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
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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71 attraction reviews
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Stafford, United Kingdom
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

The display cabinets are very old fashioned but very informative if you are keen on fossils or geology. I especially liked seeing the collection of gemstones and the piece of rock containing gold from Kalgoolie Western Australia.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We make regular fortnightly trips to this museum as it is one of my son's favourites in Cambridge. excellent museum

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Cambridge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My little boy loves this museum because there is a large dinosaur at the entrance and lots of other dinosaur and animal fossils and skeletons. It is very child friendly with children's dinosaur books, puzzles and dinosaur toys in the museum shop. On Saturday, they had students showing the young children different types of fossils and the children were allowed... More

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EastAnglia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Having trudged round numerous museums and galleries for years, I was persuaded by a friend to look round the Sedgwick. I am so glad I listened to her. On the face of it, it's a large collection of rocks and minerals...but on closer examination it was possible to trace, logically and chronologically, the stones and rocks beneath our feet. I... More

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