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Enabling visitors to explore life over the past 3.5 billion years, the Lapworth Museum showcases exceptional objects from one of the UK’s most outstanding geological collections, with state-of-the-art galleries and a range of innovative and interactive exhibits - all completely free of charge.
From rocks and fossils to volcanoes, earthquakes, and even dinosaurs, the Museum captures the imagination of all ages.
Come and see the results of our stunning £2.7m redevelopment
Exciting family activities, from educational talks, to tours and arts & crafts activities
The finest and most extensive collections of fossils, minerals and rocks in the region
We are delighted to be a finalist for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017
The Lapworth Museum of Geology is one of the oldest specialist geological museums in the UK.
With everything from Dinosaurs to Diamonds there is something to spark the imagination!
Matthew, a postdoc researcher, describes an early example of a seismometer
Posted 12 April 2017
A new species of ancient reptile has been described by scientists at the University of Birmingham, filling a critical gap in the fossil record of dinosaur cousins and suggesting that some features thought to characterise dinosaurs evolved much earlier than previously thought.
Professor Richard Butler has written a piece for The Conversation, in which he discusses a new species of Triassic reptile, Teleocrater rhadinus, which fundamentally challenges the status quo of dinosaur origins.
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