May 21, 2018

Sedgwick 200!


Celebrating 200 years since Adam Sedgwick (1775-1873) became the 7th Woodwardian Professor 21st May 1818.
Category: 2018
Posted by: Sandra



On 21st May 1818 Adam Sedgwick (1775-1873) succeeded to the Woodwardian Chair. A selection of documents are now available to view online. Other events are taking place in the Museum and Department of Earth Sciences throughout the year.

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Monday to Friday
10:00 to 13:00 & 14:00 to 17:00

Saturday
10:00 to 16:00

Sunday
Closed 

Dec 20, 2018

How do you get thirty-six 8-11yr olds excited about science in museums? Give them a ‘crime scene’ and skills to solve the crime.


Dec 1, 2018

Sir John Franklin’s ill-fated expedition to the North-West Passage has often been in the news ever since he left England on the 19th May, 1845 never to return. Successive searches throughout the 19th century eventually found artefacts and human remains. But it was not until 2014 the wreck of Franklin’s ship, HMS Erebus was found and two years later the wreck of HMS Terror. Now the extraordinary story of HMS Erebus is receiving new publicity thanks to the publication of Michael Palin’s new book – ‘Erebus : the story of a ship’. Whilst the earliest searches did not find any traces of Franklin and his crew, one of them, led by Captain Kellett did find a superb mammoth tusk, which is now part of the Sedgwick Museum’s Ice Age display.




Additional Information

  •  Gallery Plans are available to pick up in the entrance area of the Museum or from the information point in the Museum shop.

  • Leaflets describing highlights of the galleries are available throughout the Museum.