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

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.


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

10:00 to 16:00 


Celebrating 200 years since Adam Sedgwick (1775-1873) became the 7th Woodwardian Professor 21st May 1818.

Dr Elizabeth Harper has been appointed Acting Director of the Sedgwick Museum following the retirement of Dr Ken McNamara.