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Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences


A large proportion of our collections are available for research study in the Museum's Collections Research Centre in West Cambridge. We have spaces and facilities for researchers, students and members of the public to access our petrology, mineralogy and palaeontology collections, and our historic archive. The collections are stored in climate controlled conditions and access to them is by arrangement with Museum staff. We also run regular behind the scenes tours for groups and members of the public. Our Evolving Landscapes programme provides resources for schools and groups to explore the environment around the Collections Research Centre, with support from Museum staff. 

Contact details:

Sedgwick Museum Collections Research Centre
A.G Brighton & Colin Forbes Building
Department of Earth Sciences
Madingley Rise,
Madingley Road,

01223 761064 or 01223 765717

How to find the Collections Research Centre

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There is parking available at the Collections Research Centre, please let us know in advance if you are planning on driving. Search Sedgwick Museum Collections Research centre on GoogleMaps for directions.

If you are getting a taxi ask the driver to take you to Sedgwick Museum Collections Research Centre at Madingley Rise, towards Greenwich House. The signs will direct you to the right building once on site,.

The Universal (U) bus service (Whippet) buses runs between the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and West Cambridge. More information When you alight, walk towards Madingley road, cross over into the Madingley Rise site on the opposite side of the road and walk up towards the end of the site (approx 5 mins walk). There are signs here to direct you to the right building. 

If you are getting on the bus from Cambridge Train Station, take the bus for ‘Eddington’ and alight at JJ Thompson Avenue/Cavendish Laboratory.

There is also the Citi 4 (Stagecoach) which runs to and from the City centre (take bus for Cambourne).

Museum Opening Times

Monday - Friday: 10am - 5pm

Saturday: 10am - 4pm

Sunday: Closed

Admission Free

No booking required (except groups)