Education, events and other services

Teaching and learning in the Lapworth Museum - click video above to watch

Throughout its long history, the Lapworth Museum has provided a valuable resource for students, schools and colleges, research workers, enthusiasts and anyone with an interest in, or desire to learn, about geology. The museum supports teaching and research in the Earth Sciences and natural history within the University and the West Midlands region.


The museum is used regularly by schools, colleges and adult education groups.

Activities, including hands-on sessions, can be arranged to suit specific topics and requirements.

Loan sets of fossils, minerals and rocks are available for educational use. If you would like to discuss your requirements and how we can help you, please contact the museum.

Lapworth Lectures

The Lapworth Lectures take place on certain evenings during University term time. These lectures on popular geological subjects are aimed at students, the general public and amateur enthusiasts.

There is no charge for admission to the Lapworth Lectures. 


Day Schools

The Lapworth Museum organises several weekend day schools during the year. These cover popular geological topics and are usually based around collections in the museum, and provide an opportunity to see material not normally on display. Occasional day schools involving field trips within the region are also organised. Please contact the museum for further details. Charges apply for Day Schools.


The museum provides a free identification service for geological items. Please contact the museum for further details.