What's on

Find out more here about what's going on at the Sedgwick Museum. Every year the Museum is involved in big events such as the Science Festival, the Festival of Ideas and Twilight at the Museum. We also have plenty of activities in the Museum for families and individuals to enjoy as well as temporary exhibitions, workshops and other events throughout the year.

       
Events Activities Temporary
Exhibitions
 


The 'Ice Ages'

A re-display of the Museum’s ‘Ice Age’ bays, this new permanent exhibition uses the Museum’s collections from local areas to reveal Cambridge’s prehistoric past. The rocks and fossils of Cambridgeshire tell geological stories about its Ice Age history. Using material from three local sites, this exhibition explores the past 127,000 years of changing climate, animal and plant life. Specimens on display include the remains of elephants, hippos and hyena, alongside woolly mammoths and wolves.

 


Sedgwick
The Sedgwick Bicentenary Meeting: Sedgwick200
Saturday 22nd September 2018

A one-day conference bringing together international scientists to mark 200 years since Adam Sedgwick was appointed to the Woodwardian Chair of Geology.

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

Saturday
10:00 to 16:00 

Sunday
Closed



Historic fossils from Agostino Scilla’s collection within the Sedgwick Museum’s Woodwardian cabinets are currently on display in the Royal Society’s summer exhibition in London. Called ‘Science made Visible: Drawings, Prints, Objects’, the exhibit explores the questions of how and when science become visual; how drawings, diagrams and charts came to be used alongside words and objects; who made them and what made them scientific?




All the Museum and Department were very sad to hear of the death of former staff member Rod Long. Rod, Uncle Rod as he was affectionately known, was to many people the face of the Museum. Dave Norman, our long time Director, has kindly written his recollections of a man who, put simply, we all loved him for his friendly, helpful and kind nature.
Liz Harper