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Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences


Opening times and group bookings

The Museum is open Monday - Friday from 10am to 5pm, on Saturday from 10am to 4pm, and closed on Sundays. Admission is free. The Museum is open on bank holidays except Good Friday, Christmas and New Year.

For information about planning a visit to the Collections Research Centre please click here.

The Museum will be open on the following bank holidays:


  • Monday April 1st
  • Monday May 6th
  • Monday May 27th
  • Monday August 26th

Booking is not required except for groups which must be booked in advance. For information about bringing a group or school to the Museum, and for access to the booking calendar click here.

Facilities and useful information

Identification Service

Have you found a rock, fossil or mineral you would like us to identify? Bring your find to the Museum and we will do our best to identify it for you, free of charge. More information.

Toilets and baby-changing

There is one toilet available for visitors. An accessible toilet is available within the Department of Earth Sciences, Museum staff can provide access to this. Public toilets are available only five minutes walk away in the Lion Yard shopping centre where there is also a Changing Spaces toilet (Cambridge Shopmobility).

There are baby changing facilities in both the Museum toilet and the Department of Earth Sciences accessible toilet.

Eating and drinking

The Sedgwick Museum does not have a cafe on site (and eating and drinking is not permitted in the Museum) but there are several open spaces nearby for picnics in good weather and our team will be happy to tell you about other local places to eat, including The Whale Cafe at the nearby Museum of Zoology which is open to the public.

Lift access

There is a small lift available, Museum staff can provide access. Please visit the Access page to find out more.

Coats and bags

There are coat-hooks available in the entrance of the Museum. Please note that these are used at visitors' own risk and the Museum cannot accept responsibility for lost or stolen items. The Museum is unable to store personal items.




Museum Opening Times

Monday - Friday: 10am - 5pm

Saturday: 10am - 4pm

Sunday: Closed

Admission Free

No booking required (except groups)