Half term October 2020

We are delighted to announce we have added extra days & tickets for one week only! For October half term we'll be open Mon - Sat with two booking slots in the morning & afternoon. Tickets will be available online from 10am, Thurs 22nd October.

Please check our new opening times and book your free tickets here.
For more information about your visit click here.

For information about research visits to the collections, please click here.

Online resources 

Activities and interactives to stay connected and keep you entertained from home


Dawn of the Wonderchicken

Developed with Dr Daniel Field from the Department of Earth Sciences, meet Asteriornis maastrichtensis, the oldest modern bird ever discovered.

Explore our new online exhibition

Earth Stories

Fossil news from around the world

Please check our new opening times and book your free tickets here

Jul 26, 2020

Back at the beginning of lock down the Getty museum challenged us to recreate famous works of art with objects from around the home (#GettyMuseumChallenge). As soon as I heard about it I knew I had to make the Duria Antiquior. Despite it’s size, you might have missed the ‘Duria’, high up on a wall in the Jurassic pond area of the museum.

Jul 24, 2020

University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) create 28 page Explore and Create pack for families in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

Jun 15, 2020

On June 19th we are celebrating games and museums with an Animal Crossing live stream! We will join palaeontologist Rob Theodore and game designer Elizabeth Simoens as they explore her island museum.

Sedgwick Museum Collections and Research centre

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Support this project

If you would like to discuss how you might contribute to the Sedgwick Museum Collections Store, please contact Professor Richard Harrison, Head of Department.

To make a donation to the Sedgwick Museum Collections Store please visit our online giving page.

Studying Earth Sciences at Cambridge University

Discover more about studying Earth Sciences at the University of Cambridge in this video featuring Museum Curator of Mineralogy and Petrology Professor Marian Holness and Sir David Attenborough