Visiting the Museum

Lapworth fossilThe museum is open to the public and provides for school, college, adult education and community groups. Admission is FREE.

Group visits are welcomed and should be booked in advance. Tours, talks and access to additional collections are available by prior arrangement. Contact the museum for details and booking.

Opening Hours

  • Monday to Friday  9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Saturday & Sunday 12.00pm - 5.00pm

The Lapworth Museum of Geology is closed over Christmas, New Year, Easter, and on Bank Holidays.

Visits outside normal opening times can be made by prior arrangement with the Museum.


Disabled parking is available outside the Museum, and there is horizontal access throughout. Please contact the museum for specific requirements.

Visitor facilities

Refreshments are readily available on the University campus during weekdays. At weekends, limited refreshments can be obtained from the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, or in nearby Selly Oak.


The Lapworth Museum of Geology is located within the Aston Webb building on the main Edgbaston campus.  The University web site provides directions to the campus, and a campus map (pdf) shows the location of the various buildings.  The Aston Webb building is marked R4 on the campus map.