The Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
Outside the Sedgwick Museum © Keith Edkins
A popular Cambridge attraction for visitors wishing to learn more about the geology of the area surrounding Cambridge is the University's Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences. The museum was opened in 1904 and houses an extensive collection of fossils, rocks, minerals, and crystals. Visitors can view the fossil collection of Dr John Woodward, a well-known 17th and 18th century British geologist, as well as rocks collected by Charles Darwin and other interesting artefacts that chart more than 550 million years of the planet's history. The Sedgwick Museum is fascinating even for those who are uninitiated in the Earth Sciences.