Apr 24, 2020

Dawn of the Wonderchicken


Our first online exhibition ‘Dawn of the Wonderchicken’, is now live!

Category: General
Posted by: Sarah

Developed with Dr Daniel Field from the Department of Earth Sciences, this exhibition presents the research which he and his colleagues have recently published on their discovery of Asteriornis maastrichtensis, the oldest modern bird ever discovered.

Explore the exhibition here.

Asteriornis maastrichtensis reconstruction
Image credit: Philip Krzeminski 2019

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.


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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