Sedgwick Museum of Geology
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The museum holds over 1 million samples of rocks, fossils, minerals, soft sediments, building and decorative stones. The collection is available to both students and visitors to the museum, and a special research room is available to aid visiting researchers.
The Watson Collection, on the museum's ground floor, houses the Museum's decorative and building stones, covering not only England but materials used throughout the world. This collection is a valuable resource for architects and those involved in restoring historic buildings.
A special exhibit entitled "Life in the Jurassic Sea." traces dinosaur and other sealife in the Jurassic period, while the Burgess Shale exhibit looks at the fossil remains of plant life found in the Canadian Rockies.
The mineral collection has over 40,000 specimens, making it one of the largest in the UK. Notable strengths of the mineral collection are the Cornish and Cumbrian minerals.
The Hume Collection, named after Sir Abraham Hume (1749-1838), features both cut and uncut diamonds. Other exhibits display colour in minerals and give special attention to Calcite, jade, and gemstones.
About Sedgwick Museum of Geology
Address: Downing Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, CB2 3EQ
Attraction Type: Museum
Website: Sedgwick Museum of Geology
OS: TL451 582
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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