Seasons' Greetings! Treasures in the Archives
11am - 3pm
Saturday 30th November 2019

Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
Free drop in
Come and explore festive archives from the Polar Museum, Kettles Yard and the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences. This is also a chance to speak with a Professional Archivist about how to care for your family archives.


Feminist Takeover Weekend

Friday 6th and Saturday 7th December 2019
December 6th and 7th will mark our first ever festival of feminism, highlighting the lesser-known stories of trailblazing women of geology and palaeontology through a series of interdisciplinary art/science workshops. Join geologist and artist Emma Theresa Jude for a series of workshops, talks and classes across two days, designed to connect people to the earliest women in earth sciences from Martine Bertereau, Mary Anning and Elthedred Bennett to the Sedgwick's own Mary McKenny Hughes and Gertie Elles.

A Feminist guide to Dinosaurs - an Introduction

Friday 6th December
2-3pm and 3.30-4.30pm
Free but booking essential
This free tour of our collection will cover the major points from the immensely popular A Feminist's Guide to Dinosaurs workshop on Saturday 7th December.

Book here
Image by Emma Jude

Drawing fossils like a feminist - the Sedgwick Museum illustrated

Friday 6th December 6.30 - 8.30pm
£14 per person
A late event covering the role of women as sciencetists-artists in the early development of palaeontology through an all-levels drawing class.
We will begin with an exploration of the crucial role women as multidisciplinary scientists and artists played in the development of palaeontology, focusing particularly on historic women of the Sedgwick Museum.
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A Feminist Guide to Dinosaurs
Saturday 7th December
10.30 - 3.30pm
This immensely popular feminist drawing workshop comprises of a morning's full tour of feminist history followed by a class led by fine artist Luisa-Maria MacCormack of London Drawing Group to produce imaginitive drawings inspired by the layers and textures of the Museum's collection.
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Don't forget to check out the University of Cambridge Museum's What's On guide to events across all eight Museum and garden venues.

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

10:00 to 16:00 


The Museum will be closed from Monday 23rd December and re-open on Saturday 4th January


This half-term, WALLY, the world’s favourite children’s book character – wearing a red-and-white striped shirt and black-rimmed specs – will be travelling the country, appearing in museums, including a visit to the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, and the University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge. Families will be able to join the search for Wally as part of Where’s Wally? The Big Museum Hunt, organised by Walker Books and Kids in Museums, to celebrate the release of the new book, Where’s Wally? Double Trouble at the Museum.

My name is Andrew Simpson and I am a gallery volunteer at the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences and a recent MGeol graduate in Geology with Paleobiology from the University of Leicester. My main interest is in vertebrate palaeontology, however, I like writing about all facets of palaeontology, from evolutionary history to fossil lagerstätten.