Museums and Art Galleries: City Centre (South)
Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
Downing Street, Cambridge. CB2 3EQ • (01223) 333456
The Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences is the oldest of the University of Cambridge museums, having been established in 1728 as the Woodwardian Museum. Since then the collection has grown from about 10,000 fossils, minerals and rocks, to at least 2 million.
A walk through the museum will take you on a 4.5 billion year journey through time, from the meteoritic building blocks of planets, to the thousands of fossils of animals and plants that illustrate the evolution of life in the oceans, on land and in the air.
Also a major teaching and research resource in the Department of Earth Sciences, the Sedgwick Museum collections are a national treasure.
No easily accessible wifi. No smoking.
Open 10am-5pm Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm Saturday, Closed Sunday (please check the website for any late changes). Free admission.
Advance booking is not required.
Located to the south of the city centre on Downing Street. The museum entrance is situated in the courtyard.
Cambridge railway station: 20 minutes walk.
Parking available nearby - payment required.
Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, Downing Street, Cambridge. CB2 3EQ • (01223) 333456
Last Updated Thursday 28 April 2022
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