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Collection Snapshots
Wednesday 17th October 2018
The Sedgwick Museum celebrates the Festival of Ideas and Earth Science Week with some short talks introducing you to some aspects of our amazing collection. Join our experts for the evening and enjoy an exclusive wander through the Galleries out of hours
Free. Bookings open 24th September

Cambridge Codebreakers: Operation Survival
Saturdays 20th October - 15th December 2018
10am - 12pm
1 game, 4 Museums - have you got what it takes? Round up a team for a brand new high energy adventure game exploring themes of survival and our environment across 4 University of Cambridge Museum collections. Created by Fire Hazard Games, with a live leader board, surprising challenges, ethical dilemas and roaming characters.
Book via Cambridge Live

Bone Craft - Half Term
Monday 22nd October 2018
10am - 1pm
Get ready for Halloween this half term with our 'spooky' bone activities. The Whipple Museum join us to help you explore old x-rays, study the bones in your hand and come face to face with Bony Tony. You can be a palaeontologist for the morning and add some bones to our reptile or dinosaur outlines.
Free. Family drop in event

  Feel a Fossil - ID day
Wednesday 24th October 2018
10am - 1pm
Have you found any rocks or fossils and want to learn more about what they are? Bring along your geological specimens and our experts will help you identify them. Once you know what it is, explore the Museum and see if you can spot other examples on display.
Free. Family drop in event
  Cam Lates presents: Fossil and Fizz after hours
Wednesday 5th December 2018
7pm - 9.30pm
Wander the Sedgwick Museum after-dark this December. With a backdrop of music performed live by 'The Accidentalists', you can browse the specially-lit collections or chat to researchers at the pop-up science station - all with a complimentary glass of bubbly in hand.

Ticket price includes one glass of prosecco. A cash-bar will be provded by Cambridge Wine Merchants serving till 9pm.
Tickets £8  Booking via Cambridge Live

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

10:00 to 16:00 



Historic fossils from Agostino Scilla’s collection within the Sedgwick Museum’s Woodwardian cabinets are currently on display in the Royal Society’s summer exhibition in London. Called ‘Science made Visible: Drawings, Prints, Objects’, the exhibit explores the questions of how and when science become visual; how drawings, diagrams and charts came to be used alongside words and objects; who made them and what made them scientific?

All the Museum and Department were very sad to hear of the death of former staff member Rod Long. Rod, Uncle Rod as he was affectionately known, was to many people the face of the Museum. Dave Norman, our long time Director, has kindly written his recollections of a man who, put simply, we all loved him for his friendly, helpful and kind nature.
Liz Harper