black fossil skull on red background

‘Sedgwick, 2023’: A collection of contemporary illustrations

Mya O'Leary
August 2023 – December 2023

This exhibition presents work by Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts undergraduate artist Mya O'Leary. Inspired by objects the Museum's collections, Mya's pop-art styled illustration aim to challenge the 'dusty' and 'old-school' perception of the Museum's more traditional gallery displays.

 Two Islands rocks

Two Islands: Changing landscapes throughout time

John Kelly
Feb 2022 – September 2023

This exhibition is in the Museum and online

This exhibition presents artist John Kelly’s field explorations on two very contrasting islands, beginning in the young lava fields of Surtsey, Iceland, and ending among the time-worn rocks and erosional surfaces of Barra in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. 

Access the online exhibition here



Arthropleura: The World’s Largest Millipede

Feb 2022 – March 2024

Come and see the newly discovered fossil of Arthropleura (and a lego replica!), the largest arthropod to have ever lived. On display will be the partial remains of this 2.6m long animal along with new information we’ve learnt from the discovery.


Online resources 

Activities and interactives to stay connected and keep you entertained from home

Monday - Friday: 10am - 5pm

Saturday: 10am - 4pm

Sunday: Closed

Free entry


Studying Earth Sciences at Cambridge University

Discover more about studying Earth Sciences at the University of Cambridge in this video featuring Museum Curator of Mineralogy and Petrology Professor Marian Holness and Sir David Attenborough