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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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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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Great to visit ... particularly with a Geology Student!

So ... here is the disclaimer. We visited the Sedgwick Museum of Geology with a Geology Student. That being said, the place is amazing. It is stuffed to the brim with fossils... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So ... here is the disclaimer. We visited the Sedgwick Museum of Geology with a Geology Student. That being said, the place is amazing. It is stuffed to the brim with fossils with informative displays that explain all aspects of geology. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

...... Or longer if you really like fossils. Well laid out clear and both entertaining and educational. Good central location, and free!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Cambridge, this is definitely worth dropping in. I visited the Sedgwick and nearby MAA (anthropology museum) both in the same street on the same day. Both are decent museums, both free, but neither is very large, so I recommend a few hours at each. The Sedgwick has my favourite atmosphere for a family museum - it's... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went in sedimentary and came out metamorphic - there was hardly any air and the place was boiling hot! Having said that, the collections were reasonable and quite well laid-out ... not as good at the Fitzwilliam though: B- could do better!

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Ducey, Basse-Normandie, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great if you like fossils, bones, rocks and stones. Entrance is free. There is a dinosaur skeleton in the entrance which the kids will like too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Sedgwick museum has free entry with donations accepted. Amongst many items, there is an extensive fossil collection, a nice Darwin exhibition and excellent rock and mineral displays. It is all quite overwhelming for a novice, but impressive to see and get a feel for none the less. Worth a visit and then relax in the garden square after.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for the second time and i was again very impressed with the collections of this museum and the work done to label and categorise all these. Worth visiting, highly recommended, keep up the good work!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my year 5 (grade 4 ) class here for general science work and field day. They had great fun and it was a useful learning experience with some real gems for all ages.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

A leaflet to the Sedgwick Museum lauds it as ‘One of the world’s major collections of fossils’. That is hardly the most alluring come on in our high speed, hi-tech world, which is a shame as this is a fascinating museum. The Sedgwick splits broadly into three parts: a timeline collection from 440-544 million years ago to the Ice Ages... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

I visited today with my daughter and dinosaur mad grandchildren. This is a very interesting museum and well set out. I would advise you go straight to the shop! The staff are very pleasant and informative. They have boxes of interesting exhibits you can borrow and go through with the kids in the break out area. There are also very... More 

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