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

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.