The Lapworth Museum of Geology

The Lapworth Museum of Geology reopens in early June 2016 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 experiences.

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

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The Museum reopens in June 2016 following a £2.7m redevelopment

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

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Posted 04 April 2016

Museum to reopen its doors in June 2016

The reopening of the Lapworth Museum of Geology grows ever closer – with refurbishment of the building and installation of the new exhibits progressing swiftly, and staff preparing to welcome visitors back into the Museum from 10 June 2016.

Posted 05 March 2015

Lapworth redevelopment gathers pace with latest grant announcement

The redevelopment of the University of Birmingham's Lapworth Museum of Geology has taken another leap forward with the news that the project has received a £100,000 grant from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Wolfson Foundation.

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The new Education Room in the Lapworth Museum of Geology

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