Opening Times

Monday to Friday: 10am – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Christmas and New Year 2018/19
The Museum will close at 4pm on Saturday 22nd December and re-open at 10am on Saturday 5th January

Bank holiday opening 2018: The Museum will be open on all bank holiday Saturdays and Mondays with the exception of Christmas and New Year. The Museum will be closed as usual on all Sundays and in addition, closed on Good Friday.



Dec 20, 2018

How do you get thirty-six 8-11yr olds excited about science in museums? Give them a ‘crime scene’ and skills to solve the crime.


Dec 1, 2018

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.