Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017 Finalist

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We are delighted to be a finalist for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017.

The last year has been a transformative one for the Lapworth. We reopened in June 2016 following a £2.7m redevelopment that created inspiring new galleries and displays, improved educational and visitor facilities, and enhanced collections storage and care. Our important scientific collections are now accessible to many more people than before, from a wide diversity of ages and backgrounds. 

 

A museum for the 21st century

A museum for the 21st century

The £2.7m redevelopment has allowed us to create an inspiring new museum space. We have sympathetically restored the historical interior of the grade II* listed building, and combined it with modern technology and new interactive displays to help bring the story of evolution to life.

Inspiring diverse audiences

Inspiring diverse audiences

We are home to one of the UK’s most important geological collections, with the finest array of fossils, rocks and minerals in the region. We run an educational programme for a diverse range of schools and other groups to inspire visitors of all ages.

Our community

Our community

Our Museum places the 3.5-billion-year story of evolution in a local context, showing how the plants, animals, environment and climate of the Midlands have changed over time. The Lapworth engages with scientists and visitors from around the world, and is supported by a community of committed and enthusiastic volunteers who help bring the collections to life.

 

How can you be involved?

We would love you to share your photographs, experiences, and reviews of the Lapworth on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and tell us, the Art Fund judges and the world why you think the Lapworth should be Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017. Please tag @artfund and @LapworthMuseum and use the hashtags #MuseumoftheYear and #lapworthrocks. Art Fund and the Lapworth will offer prizes for the best posts. Follow us on social media for additional exciting competitions and events.

 

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