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Sedgwick Museum


By Ben Comber


Sedgwick Museum
Sedgwick Museum

Oldest of the University of Cambridge museums and Cambridge's natural history museum.

Sedgwick Museum

Address: Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EQ

Visitor centre opening hours: Weekdays 10 - 1 and 2 - 5; Saturdays 10 - 4

Entry prices: Free admission

Parking: Closest parking is Grand Arcade car park

Toilets: Yes

Refreshments: No

Another of Cambridge University's free museums in the centre of the city. There are fossils and dinosaur skeletons galore, all arranged by geological time period making it easy to trace the evolution of the earth through the ages.

There are also stories, maps and exhibits, including an in-depth look at Charles Darwin's Beagle Voyage around the world, including a glimpse at his collection of rocks and fossils.

For kids, there are activity packs of exhibits that can be rummaged through and trails through the museum.

The museum holds around two million specimens, only a small selection of which are on display, and there is a calendar of events and temporary exhibitions that make the museum well worth a few more visits.

For more information visit the Sedgwick Museum website.



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