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Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences


The Archive collections are available to access by researchers and the general public. Please note that currently only brief box-lists may be available and if staff are working on a collection, it may be closed whilst essential listing or preservation work is being carried out. Please contact staff for more information before planning your visit.  

Providing access to information is a priority, but staff have a duty to provide individuals with a degree of privacy and must comply with the law. Therefore some records may also be closed in order to comply with the Data Protection Act, 2018.


Researchers and members of the public are welcome to visit the Archive by appointment.

Opening Hours
• Monday-Friday 10am-5pm.
• Closed weekends and Bank Holidays

The Archive may be closed at other times so please contact staff before making a visit.

• Free car parking on site
• Full access for wheelchair users (lift to all public areas)
• Wi-Fi internet access
• Kitchen and rest area
• Café facilities nearby


It is necessary to make an appointment to use the material (at least two weeks in advance) as some periods may be restricted owing to prior bookings, special events, and the availability of staff.

To make an appointment, or if you would like further information about the collections before planning a visit please contact the Archivist.

Please note that users will be required to sign an application form to say that they will follow the rules and safe handling guidelines in place, and adhere to Copyright Law(s). One form of identification is required.


Collections Research Centre (A.G Brighton & Colin Forbes Buildings) Bullard Laboratories
Department of Earth Sciences
Madingley Rise
Madingley Road
Cambridge CB3 0EZ UK

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Local buses (Stagecoach Citi 4 and Whippet U) stop on Madingley Road and JJ Thomson Avenue, this is approximately a 5 minute walk away.
Madingley Road Park and Ride is a 15 minute walk away.

Museum Opening Times

Monday - Friday: 10am - 5pm

Saturday: 10am - 4pm

Sunday: Closed

Admission Free

No booking required (except groups)