Location

The Sedgwick Museum is located in the centre of town in Cambridge on the Downing Site of the University of Cambridge.

Travelling to Cambridge

Cambridge is easily accessed by road, and is just under one hour by train from London. Frequent coach services link the city with London, Oxford and towns across East Anglia.

Getting to the Museum

Once in the city, we encourage our visitors to make use of the Cambridge Park and Ride facilities. If you wish to park in town, the Grand Arcade car park is the closest car park to the Museum. Please be aware however that parking in Cambridge can be very expensive.

Free accessible parking is available for visitors with disabilities in the Department of Earth Sciences car park whose entrance is on Tennis Court Road. Visitors must have a blue badge and it is essential to contact us prior to your visit to ensure that we can accommodate your request. For more information please visit our dedicated Access webpage.


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Explore the area around the Museum using Google Street View. The actual entrance to the Museum is through the archway (shown on Street View) and to the left.

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