Activities to do in the Museum

We know it is not always possible to arrange a facilitated visit. The resources below provide some activities that can be carried out in the museum. There is also a selection of activity boxes that can be loaned out from the shop during your visit.

Guess Iggy's Height Use your maths skills to work out the height of Iggy
Materials detectives Explore the museum and identify a range of common materials
Ideas and Evidence A selection of activites based at the museum KS2 - pupils pack
Ideas and Evidence Teachers guide
Extreme Earth Trail that leads you to the most extreme fossils and rocks in the museum
Being Darwin the Geologist Activities to help explore the Darwin exhibition KS2
Footprint Top Trumps How do you compare to animals on the trackway trail
Create a Creature Make your own dinosaur
Seaside Trail Follow the seaside trail

Children and acitvity box

 

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

Saturday
10:00 to 16:00 

Sunday
Closed



On the 26th of February, 1918 the hospital ship HMHS Glenart Castle left Newport, South Wales, heading for Brest in France. On board were 63 nurses, medical orderlies and officers, along with its crew and 99 wounded patients. One of the medical officers on board was the 49 year-old Captain Lewis Moysey RAMC, a graduate of Caius College and very keen amateur geologist who donated a substantial collection of Carboniferous fossils to the Sedgwick Museum.



On Sunday September 9th Google’s banner headline in Australia (https://g.co/doodle/ytbdqa ) celebrated the 111th birthday of a palaeontologist – the late  Dorothy Hill (1907-1997).