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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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A lovely old fashioned musuem

An amazing collection of geological artefacts. Any child interested in fossils will be amazed. There are dinosaur bones and many interesting displays for kids. It is not a huge... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Surrey
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

An amazing collection of geological artefacts. Any child interested in fossils will be amazed. There are dinosaur bones and many interesting displays for kids. It is not a huge place you only need an hour maximum and its free.

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London, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

A must visit museum in the centre of Cambridge. You can find really rare fossils and specimens. The entrance is free. I totally recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This museum has dinosaurs in it. For this reason alone, it is worth going, but there are many other fascinating things to do and see.

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Leeds
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15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

It is a very straightforward museum without any modern gadgets. It shows you what you want to see: lots of rocks and information about geology. It is well maintained and the information about the rocks is thorough. Two things stood out for me in this museum. The first was the section on Darwin and his early career as a geologist.... More 

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

What a wonderful museum. Starting at one end, you head through time from the beginning of Earth. My partner and I are both Science teachers and it was refreshing to visit a museum which had not dumbed down the information on the exhibits. We were delighted to see chemical structure diagrams and formulae for the crystals in the minerals section... More 

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London, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Lots of fossils and samples from throughout the periods. Head down the back to see some great crystal samples as well.

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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

. This free museum is packed with specimens of rocks, minerals, bones and fossils. If this sort of thing 'rocks' your boat then this is a great place to visit. I personally didn't find it interesting. I much preferred the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology next door, which is also free and well worth a visit.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Amazing collection and its free. Its not open Sunday's but a great place for old and young, worth a visit

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Rustington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Really interesting, there was a school party when we visited but they were so well behaved it didn't change our minds about staying on for over 2 hours.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

While not as spectacular as some other museums, the Sedgwick is crammed full of specimens from all periods. They often have children's activities on during the school holidays so is well worth a visit if you're looking for something to keep the wee ones occupied for a few hours.

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