Jul 26, 2020

Back at the beginning of lock down the Getty museum challenged us to recreate famous works of art with objects from around the home (#GettyMuseumChallenge). As soon as I heard about it I knew I had to make the Duria Antiquior. Despite it’s size, you might have missed the ‘Duria’, high up on a wall in the Jurassic pond area of the museum.



May 18, 2020

In this series of blogs our collections move volunteers will tell you all about their experiences of the ‘Moving a Mountain’ project so far. This week they tell us about the different specimens they’ve seen.


May 11, 2020

In this series of blogs our collections move volunteers will tell you all about their experiences of the ‘Moving a Mountain’ project so far. This week they tell us what they’ve enjoyed about their experience so far.


May 4, 2020

In this series of blogs our collections move volunteers will tell you all about their experiences of the ‘Moving a Mountain’ project so far. This week they explain what made them decide to volunteer with us.


Apr 30, 2020

Part two from Sedgwick Museum Conservator, Sarah Wallace-Johnson, writing about her #MuseumFromHome in the Shropshire countryside


Apr 29, 2020

William Wordsworth, one of our most famous poets was born in Cockermouth 250 years ago this month (April 7th).


Apr 20, 2020

The Museum may be closed to visitors, but we are still open online to help you identify your rock and fossil finds remotely.


Apr 20, 2020

What can you find in your gravel at home?


Apr 7, 2020

That about sums up my efforts at home schooling. As the Sedgwick Museum’s Education Coordinator, it is my job to teach school groups in the museum. You might think I find teaching my 8 year-old a breeze but, like most of us that have been thrown into home schooling in these extraordinary times, I’ve been finding it a real challenge. I could tell her anything she wants to know about dinosaurs, but I didn’t sign up to teach primary maths and English.



Apr 3, 2020

Sedgwick Museum Conservator, Sarah Wallace-Johnson, writes about working from home and using the opportunity to find fascinating things in nature in our own gardens.


Mar 7, 2020

Women’s contribution to geological science can be ‘seen and heard’ in the Collections at the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, and especially in the Archives.

On Sunday 8th March 2020 it’s International Women’s Day, an opportunity to celebrate women's achievement as well as raising awareness and taking action for equality. The Sedgwick Museum is using this important date in the calendar to build on prevous events in 2019 which looked at its collections from a different narrative, one that is equally valid but that has not been especially visible.



Mar 7, 2020

Co-created by a team of researchers from the University’s Department of Earth Sciences, Museum staff, and with input from the public, the new exhibition enables visitors to explore inside the deep Earth, and find out more about the people who use earthquakes to understand what happens deep below the Earth’s surface. Turn the pages of a 3D Earth model, make the Earth’s mantle move with playful swells of convection; and trigger seismic waves that ripple throughout the Earth.