Bring the prehistoric world to life for your children and students.

A walk through the museum will take you on a 4.5 billion year journey through time, from the meteoritic building blocks of planets, to the thousands of fossils of animals and plants that illustrate the evolution of life in the oceans, on land and in the air all housed in a spacious 19th Century gallery.

We offer:

Molly
Barn Kids
Barn Kids
Barn Kids
Barn Kids
Barn Kids
Barn Kids
Barn Kids
Barn Kids
Barn Kids
Stapleford Community Primary School
Stapleford Community Primary School
Stapleford Community Primary School
Stapleford Community Primary School
Stapleford Community Primary School
Stapleford Community Primary School
Shirley Community Nursery and Primary School
Shirley Community Nursery and Primary School
Shirley Community Nursery and Primary School
Shirley Community Nursery and Primary School
Shirley Community Nursery and Primary School
St Christopher School
St Christopher School
St Christopher School
St Christopher School
St Christopher School
St Christopher School
St Christopher School
St Christopher School
St Christopher School
St Christopher School
St Laurence Catholic
St Laurence Catholic
  • Molly
  • Barn Kids
  • Barn Kids
  • Barn Kids
  • Barn Kids
  • Barn Kids
  • Barn Kids
  • Barn Kids
  • Barn Kids
  • Barn Kids
  • Stapleford Community Primary School
  • Stapleford Community Primary School
  • Stapleford Community Primary School
  • Stapleford Community Primary School
  • Stapleford Community Primary School
  • Stapleford Community Primary School
  • Shirley Community Nursery and Primary School
  • Shirley Community Nursery and Primary School
  • Shirley Community Nursery and Primary School
  • Shirley Community Nursery and Primary School
  • Shirley Community Nursery and Primary School
  • St Christopher School
  • St Christopher School
  • St Christopher School
  • St Christopher School
  • St Christopher School
  • St Christopher School
  • St Christopher School
  • St Christopher School
  • St Christopher School
  • St Christopher School
  • St Laurence Catholic
  • St Laurence Catholic


We always love to see the work done in the classroom after a school has visited the museum or borrowed a loan box.

 

 

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

Saturday
10:00 to 16:00 

Sunday
Closed



Fifty years ago, Cambridge mineralogist, Dr Stuart Agrell was given VIP treatment and a police escort after flying into Heathrow from the USA because he was carrying a bag full of very precious rock material. The samples were amongst the most expensive ever collected as they had been retrieved from the moon by two of the American Apollo 11 mission astronauts. The programme of their investigation was a remarkable and unprecedented example of international scientific collaboration, which still continues.

Stuart Agrell on the underground with a carpet bag of rocks from the Apollo 11 missionGuess what I’ve got in my bag? 50 years ago, Cambridge mineralogist, Stuart Agrell nonchalantly carried some of the most valuable rocks ever collected back to Cambridge in his holdall. (© Mirrorpix, reproduced with permission)




Two of the University of Cambridge’s museums, the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences and Museum of Zoology have been shortlisted for the prestigious Family Friendly Museum Award, it was announced today.