Venue Hire

The Sedgwick Museum is available to hire for corporate as well as private and special occasion events. The Museum showcases some of the internationally important collections of over two million fossils, rocks and minerals and can offer a unique environment in which to hold an event or reception.

The Museum can hold up to 270 people and catering and drinks can be served within the Museum with some restrictions. Museum staff will be on hand as a security presence, to provide information about the collections and to ensure your event runs smoothly and is enjoyed by all.

Further information about facilities, restrictions, charges and bookings can be found here.




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

Saturday
10:00 to 16:00 

Sunday
CLOSED



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.


Nov 29, 2018

The Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, the oldest of the University of Cambridge museums, has appointed its first full-time director.