The Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
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, 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.
Address: Downing Street, Cambridge
Telephone: (01223) 333456
Opening times: Open Monday to Friday from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm, and on Saturdays from 10am to 4pm. The museum is closed for a number of days in April and May, please consult the website for details
Admission: Free admission