Venue Hire



The Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences showcases the internationally important collections of over two million fossils, rocks and minerals spanning 4.5 billion years. The collections are a national treasure set in a historic 1904 building and offer a unique environment in which to hold your event.

The Museum is ideally suited to drinks receptions and launch events as well as more intimate gatherings such as family celebrations. Your event will help to preserve these important collections and support the Museum's core activities.

For further details about hiring the Museum for your event please contact the Museum Administrator by email here or phone (+44 (0)1223 333446)




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

Saturday
10:00 to 16:00 

Sunday
CLOSED



Aug 13, 2019

This summer, young visitors to some of our UCM museums have the opportunity to participate in an exciting artist-led treasure hunt. Hidden Tales: the Riddle of the White Sphinx, created by Mark Wells and Sorrel May, and illustrated by Jennifer Bell encourages families to explore our museums in a different way... Author Mark Wells tells all here.


Jul 12, 2019

Fifty years ago, Cambridge mineralogist, Dr Stuart Agrell was given VIP treatment and a police escort after flying into Heathrow from the USA because he was carrying a bag full of very precious rock material. The samples were amongst the most expensive ever collected as they had been retrieved from the moon by two of the American Apollo 11 mission astronauts. The programme of their investigation was a remarkable and unprecedented example of international scientific collaboration, which still continues.

Stuart Agrell on the underground with a carpet bag of rocks from the Apollo 11 missionGuess what I’ve got in my bag? 50 years ago, Cambridge mineralogist, Stuart Agrell nonchalantly carried some of the most valuable rocks ever collected back to Cambridge in his holdall. (© Mirrorpix, reproduced with permission)