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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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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: 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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Rocks, fossils and Darwin

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Staffordshire UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Lots to see, ranging from fossils to crystals, really fun way to spend a rainy afternoon! Lots of fossils from Cambridgeshire too which made it even more exciting!

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The Dalles, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I enjoyed a quick trip through this museum; I found it interesting but not fascinating. I think someone with a better background and/or more interest in Earth Science could spend hours, though - the building is beautiful, it's rich in history, and the collections are large.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Very interesting to have a quick look round, particularly enjoyed the Darwin exhibition and the larger dinosaurs. So nice to enjoy something for free too, thank you!

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

If you are interested in fossils or chemistry of jgemstones then this is a great place to visit. There are interesting dinosaur skeletons and displays of where various outcrops and ages of rocks can be found

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is not full of giant dinosaur skeletons so some may be a little disappointed it that is their expectation. Worth a look though and there are some interesting exhibits there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is an outstanding, and probably underused collection. Charles Darwin's desk with his specimen and rock collection -original notes> Are you kidding me? Step into the wonderkammer of the 19th century! There are huge (real) exhibits-- I was waiting for Indiana Jones to walk! Yes, a colleague chided me for not seeing Kings College and hearing the choir. Next time... More 

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Valenzuela, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Another fee entrance, this is a must-stop. This is the first time for me to see real dinosaur bones! And I believe it has one of the three TRex skulls in the world. So that is definitely something to visit. If you're a rock person, you'll definitely enjoy this one too. It houses the artifacts and fossils collected by none... More 

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Rotherham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I briefly visited the Sedgwick Museum more than 20 years ago, when attending a conference held in the Department of Geology at Cambridge University, and I really liked its old fashioned way of displaying its specimens - in simple wood and glass cabinets. This July, during a break from my duties as an English teacher/tour leader with a group of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I came here with my son on a teacher training day. We had the most wonderful time. The museum was very quiet and we enjoyed having most of it to ourselves. My son was fascinated with jigsaws that were provided. It was really helpful that little, light, plastic stools were available which enabled him to get high enough to see... More 

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