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



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