Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
University Of Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EQ, UK
About Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
The Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences is the oldest of the University of Cambridge museums, having been established in 1728 as the Woodwardian Museum. It gives a 4.5 billion year journey through time, from the meteoritic building blocks of planets to the thousands of fossils of animals and plants that illustrate the evolution of life in the oceans, on land, and in the air. The Sedgwick Museum is the oldest of the eight museums which make up the University of Cambridge Museums consortium.
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