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Sedgwick Museum of Geology

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Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EQ, England
+44 1223 333456
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Extensive collection

Very large collection of fossil moulds if I understand correctly. Extremely informative, the... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
Rebeka O
via mobile
Great collection

Very large and thorough collection of all types of fossils. Labelling did not always make it clear... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
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This museum houses an extensive collection of geological specimens from around the world, which are used by scholars worldwide as part of their research activities.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good43%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EQ, England
+44 1223 333456
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Very large collection of fossil moulds if I understand correctly. Extremely informative, the information is almost overwhelming. Non the less, it's free so go have a look if your around. Wish there was a cloakroom.

Thank Rebeka O
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Very large and thorough collection of all types of fossils. Labelling did not always make it clear to the non-expert what was on display; old-fashioned display style museum.

Thank House-n-wheels
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Endless cases of fossils with faded hand-written labels. Wonderful! I hope this museum can stay open and free forever.

Thank Synman
Reviewed 20 December 2016

We enjoyed the visit. Many exhibits and rich in information. So intense - I found it difficult after a while. It is probably the most dense museum in terms of number of exposits per square metre. If you are willing you can easily spend several...More

1  Thank Lucy S
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

It was a really good visit Loads and loads of things to see. In the shop there were many minerals and rocks for sale for really good prices. The man at the till gave us lot of time explaining about the fossils, where they were...More

Thank moooo55645
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Sought out this museum after reading other reviews. This is the Earth Sciences museum on the left as you enter not the geology museum which I didn't have time to visit. It was brilliant. The history of our earth explained in simple to understand language....More

1  Thank horsleygc
Reviewed 27 November 2016

This museum is not that well sign-posted and we came across it by chance, having just come out of the Museum of Anthropology. What a find! It has literally dozens and dozens of rocks, gems, fossils and skeletons, and there are several well-written explanatory boards....More

Thank kittyginger
Reviewed 7 November 2016

To give my seven year old son credit, he was fascinated by the Sedgwick and wants to visit again. And the other children there seemed to be interested too. It's not the most modern of museums - there are limited interactive elements, and the Beagle...More

Thank erikacjc
Reviewed 6 November 2016

I went into the museum expecting to find more about Darwin, although I should have realized that a museum devoted to Adam Sedgwick, one of Darwin's mentors, would have been all about geology. And in fact, the section devoted to Darwin is about Darwin the...More

Thank psychprofessor
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Darwin. Sedgwick. Fossils. Gemstones. This museum is a must see. Think original material on which the Natural History Museum in New York takes its cues. Tons of local geology. Great Darwin exhibits. Very enjoyable and interesting.

Thank cflaherty
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