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Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences


We offer a range of public activities throughout the year. Our temporary exhibitions include displays of current research, work by artists, and our community cabinet displays co-curated by visitors, students and community groups.

Events and Activities

Staff Favourites Tours

Monday 10th June, 1pm - 1.30pm

Monday 17th June, 1pm - 1.30pm

Monday 24th June, 1pm - 1.30pm


Come and be inspired by the displays and objects that our staff love.

Giant deer, sea-urchins, fossil fish teeth, plesiosaurs with controversial tails... just some of the specimens on display that our staff can't wait to discuss with you. Beware, their enthusiasm is infectious!

Drop into our shop to book your free place on the tour.



We also have regular fossil handling activities on Saturdays and in school holidays, please do phone (01223 333456) to check what's on when you plan to visit.



Upcoming exhibitions


Rona Lee: Lithic Entanglements

Artist Dr Rona Lee has created two new works, informed by research in the Sedgwick Museum’s archives. These installations challenge the conventional way minerals are displayed in the Museum.

14th June 2024 - 6th July 2024

Free, drop-in

'Recent understandings of the impact of human activity on the systems of the planet have highlighted the ways in which nature and humans are deeply entangled, calling the often extractive character of our relationship to the Earth into question'.  

Taking these ideas as her starting point, artist Dr Rona Lee has created two new works, informed by research in the Sedgwick Museum’s archives and installed in the Whewell Mineral Gallery, that challenge the ways in which we normally view the items displayed there.  
A Modern Lapidary a video work, back projected through one of the free-standing cases, animates mid-century scientific photographs of minerals, altering our perception of the samples within as ‘dead' matter. Elsewhere, in An Extractive Index, digitally collaged photographs of geological field trips are laminated on to the glass, inviting reflection on the social and environmental relationships which these reveal.  

Join artist Dr Rona Lee for a tour of the installation Lithic Entanglements, followed by a conversation exploring the ideas that have informed this fresh and bold intervention within the Museum's displays. 

Thursday 27th June, 6pm - 8pm

Book your ticket here


Current exhibitions

All current exhibitions at the Sedgwick Museum, please click on each image for more information.









Online Exhibitions





Museum Opening Times

Monday - Friday: 10am - 5pm

Saturday: 10am - 4pm

Sunday: Closed

Admission Free

No booking required (except groups)