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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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10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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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
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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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Geological Treasure Trove

I am a geologist by trade, so it was impossible for me to not visit the Sedgwick Museum. It has a fantastic collection of geology curios that date the development of our science... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Margaret River, Australia
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Margaret River, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a geologist by trade, so it was impossible for me to not visit the Sedgwick Museum. It has a fantastic collection of geology curios that date the development of our science and being Cambridge University you get to see the original geological map of England and Wales, Owen's notes, some of the earliest described dinosaurs and a million... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

This museum is a treasure trove of lots of fossils and rock samples. The most interesting part I enjoyed were the original manuscripts and letters displayed in the museum from many of the pioneers of Earth Sciences. Truly a wonderful experience. Make sure you spend at least a couple of hours here during your visit to Cambridge.

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Thank Hemant M
Northallerton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Came with our two boys, aged 9 and 6 and thoroughly enjoyed the visit. There was plenty to see and larger fossils were quite impressive. Set out in a beautiful building with interesting info we haven't read before.

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Thank CoolCollectedMummy
Cardiff
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Visiting on a cold Monday morning, the carving on the outer wall are a sign of hidden wonders. The museum was a little bit hidden inside the gates of Downing college. On entry, there is clear signage that admission is free (donations welcome) and a small leaflet giving background information about the collections. This is available in 5 or six... More 

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Thank cardiff69
Aveiro, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

A lot to learn and see in this museum has a very large collection of fossils... very good and suitable for children as well.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We did not have the children with us, this time around, but I never pass an opportunity to visit a Natural Science museum, especially when it is free. Sedgwick Museum has an impressive collection of fossils and enough scientific activities to keep your kids entertained for a good couple of hours.

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Thank EddieL88
Northwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

This was a visit suggested by my sons teacher as part of his home learning. A real old school museum with loads of exhibits, many of which were in the old display cases. We were there an hour or so but in reality we could have been longer. The place kept the kids attention for most of the time and... More 

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Thank Andrew C
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

Took my niece here for a treat and she loved it. She is really interested in dinosaurs at the moment and when she walked through the door and see the big one on display she was happy. Gift shop was reasonable priced as well. Great for a rainy day

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Thank Tillysunflower
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Fascinating collection of fossils and rocks. Well displayed. Enjoyed learning about the life of Darwin and how he came to be aboard the Beagle expedition.

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Thank chocciclan
Staffordshire UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Fascinating exhibitions about earth sciences, volcanoes, earthquakes, rocks and fossils. Get there quick and see the Darwin exhibition about his early years collecting rocks and fossils on the Beagle.

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