The Lapworth Museum of Geology

The Lapworth Museum of Geology is now open following an extensive £2.7m redevelopment project. Enabling visitors to explore life over the past 3.5 billion years, the Museum will showcase 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 will capture the imagination of all ages.

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An undergraduate Geology and Geography student describes the mineral pyrite

Education and events

Education and events

Providing a valuable resource for students, schools, researchers, enthusiasts and anyone with a desire to learn about geology.

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Posted 05 July 2016

President of Nankai University visits Museum

The Lapworth Museum of Geology was delighted to give Professor Gong Ke, President of Nankai University, and the University of Birmingham China Institute a personal tour of the completely new Lapworth Museum of Geology.

Posted 09 June 2016

Lapworth Museum of Geology to reopen

The long-awaited reopening of the Lapworth Museum of Geology at the University of Birmingham will take place this Friday (10 June), following the refurbishment of the building and installation of new exhibits.

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