Friends of the Sedgwick Museum

The Friends of the Sedgwick Museum is an independently run charity which exists to support and encourage the development of the Museum, and promote and publicise geology to a wider audience.

Membership of the Friends is open to all. Our members benefit from:

  • Talks on topics relevant to the Museum's collections held within the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge.
  • Guided visits to places of geological interest.
  • Social events including Christmas party and an annual dinner.
  • Newsletters to keep members informed about events and activities.
  • Exclusive previews of new exhibitions.

How to Join
You can join as an individual, family group, or at a special concessionary rate if you are under 18, unemployed or retired.
Membership rates are:

  • £12 per year for an individual
  • £18 per year for a family (2 or more persons living at the same address)
  • £8 per year for concessions 
  • £6 per year for young persons (under the age of 18)

If you would like to receive an application form, please send an email to friendsofsedgwickmuseum@esc.cam.ac.uk with your details or send a request to the address below. Please print the application form, complete your details and post it to us with your cheque (made payable to Friends of the Sedgwick Museum) to:

Friends of the Sedgwick Museum
c/o Department of Earth Sciences
University of Cambridge
Downing Street
Cambridge
CB2 3EQ

Trilobite - The Friends' newsletter
Trilobite is the newsletter of the Friends of the Sedgwick Museum. It contains information about upcoming events in the Museum and the activities (including talks and field trips) of the Friends.

Please note that certain events need to be pre-booked. 

Trilobite Newsletter 36: September 2018

General Data Protection Regulations
Friends of the Sedgwick Museum Privacy Policy under General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), 2018 Read more here


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

Saturday
10:00 to 16:00 

Sunday
CLOSED



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.


Nov 29, 2018

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