Family activites

Activity Boxes 
Choose from nine different activity boxes to use in the gallery. Just ask in the shop

Find our Dinosaurs! 
Can you find all of the museums dinosaurs?

Visit our book trolley
There are a selection of books to choose from about themes explored in the Museum, from dinosaurs to earthquakes and fossilised poo!

Puzzles
Build up the layers of Jurassic marine reptiles from their skeletons to their skins, discover the inner workings of the famous HMS Beagle and construct an ammonite with our in-gallery puzzles.

Poetry Board
Use our collections to inspire your own poetic masterpiece using our magnetic poetry board.

Trails
The Museum has a selection of free trails, pick one up at the front desk as well as the Cambridge Geology Trail that is available to purchase in the Museum shop.

Online resources
If you can't make it in to the Museum why not explore our interactives.

Cambridge geology trail

Cambridge Geology Trail (outside Museum)
This self-guided walk around the historic city centre will introduce you to just a few of the many different rock types, fossils, minerals and geological features that are waiting to be discovered in the walls, roofs and pavements of Cambridge. The Geology guide is available to purchase in the Museum shop and we offer a discount of 10% on ten copies or more.

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

Saturday
10:00 to 16:00 

Sunday
Closed

Christmas and New Year 2018/19
The Museum will close at 4pm on Saturday 22nd December 2018 and re-open at 10am on Saturday 5th January 2019



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.



The Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, the oldest of the University of Cambridge museums, has appointed its first full-time director.