This week we visited another beautiful museum in our new hometown: the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences. Super nice to visit with children, because there aren’t only a lot of fun puzzles to solve but you can also find some real dinosaur skeletons and beautiful shells. And which child doesn’t like that ?! My daughter of four certainly loves it.
Immediately upon arrival you’ll be taken on an impressive journey through the time.
In total you can admire around 1.5 million fossils, rocks and mineral specimens from all over the world, covering more than 500 million years of Earth’s history.
The small drawers that children can open are super fun, the museum really invites you to go on discovery together.
After a wonderful afternoon strolling around the museum, you can close in the shop where you can find beautiful books, gems and postcards. Ask here for a map for The Cambridge Geology Trail. A beautiful walk through the historic city centre that introduces you to just a few of the many different rock types, fossils, minerals and geological features that are hidden in the city. – Can you find them?
Suitable for ages
Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12), Adults
Parking available nearby – souvenir shop – toilets – study room – library
Address & Contact
University Of Cambridge, Downing St, Cambridge CB2 3EQ
For more information about the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, click here
T: 01223 333456
Mon till Fri 10am till 1pm and 2pm till 7pm
Sat 10am till 4pm