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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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Darwins' collections and notes? How amazing is this!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

A simple museum - don't try and spend too long - but there is plenty to interest you for 20 minutes or so...perhaps more if the kids are more patient than ours

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

There is so much to look at here and so many rare artefacts connected with Darwin. The fossils and relics are just amazing. One can go there time and time again and always see new things. Children love this musuem...activities for them to do too. A definite MUST!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This is another museum that is up there with one of the best in the City - its a cheap day out and the children are always entertained.

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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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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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Additional Information about Sedgwick Museum of Geology

Address: Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EQ, England
Phone Number: 44 1223 333456
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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