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Earth Science Week at the Sedgwick Museum

The Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences will be taking part in the Geological Society’s Earth Science Week 2014 with family activities on Saturday 18 October. Some are drop-in and others need to be booked, take a look below and come along to discover more about the museum, its rocking rocks, fascinating fossils and the geological hidden gems around Cambridge city centre!

Saturday 18 October

sedgwicktrailsDiscover rocks and fossils in Cambridge city centre
10am – 4pm, Ages 8+
Self-lead trail starting at the Sedgwick Museum.

This trail will introduce you to just a few of the rock types and geological features that can be found hidden in the walls, roofs and pavements around the city centre.

Pick up your copy of the Cambridge Geology Trail at the museum shop.
The first 50 trails sold on 18 October will be at the special reduced price of £2.00. Trails are available at the normal price of £3.50 at any time.


Tour of the museum
10.30 – 11.30am Ages 12+ Free, donations welcome.
Limited places so booking through Eventbright is essential

Travel back through time and find out more about the museum’s huge collection of rocks and fossils and the people who collected them. You will also have the chance to see John Watson’s building stone collection of over 2000 traditional building stones, a collection that is not usually open to the public.


fossilsRocking rocks and fascinating fossils
10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30 – 3.30pm
Free, family drop in event

Do you know your sandstone from your basalt or your ammonites from you trilobites? To celebrate Earth Science week we are getting some of our rocks and fossils out of the cupboards and in to the gallery for you to discover.

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