Teaching and Classroom Resources

We have a selection of taught sessions and classroom resources available to support your visit to the museum.

Things To Do
Alongside our collection we have a range of activities for children to help them explore some of the museum themes, from dinosaurs to crystals!

Events
Throughout the year, the Sedgwick Museum runs events for children and adults. To find out more about these, please look at our Events page.

The Education Team
Our teachers pack should answer all your questions about the Sedgwick Museum, but if there’s more you want to know you can book a planning meeting with one of our Education Team.

drawing a fossil

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.