Transporting visitors back 4.5 billion years, the Lapworth Museum of Geology is now open following a transformational £2.7 million redevelopment. The collections house everything from dinosaurs to diamonds, so there is something to spark everyone’s imagination!
The Lapworth Museum of Geology has the finest and most extensive collection of fossils, minerals and rocks in the Midlands region, and has been highlighted by The Guardian (2016) as one of Britain’s best paleontological Museums. The new state-of-the-art galleries boast a range of hands-on activities, interactive exhibits, and it is all free of charge, seven days a week. From rocks and fossils, to volcanoes, earthquakes, and even dinosaurs, the Museum has something to interest everyone. With over 250,000 objects, many from the local area, the Lapworth is a treasure trove of natural wonders.
Throughout the year, the Museum hosts a range of events for all the family from expert lectures and children’s workshops, to special exhibitions and Museum tours. Why not complete a trail while at the Museum, even meet Roary our Allosaurus, enjoy our colouring in activities, and find out more about exciting ancient worlds by reading some of our story books? You can also download the Lapworth Museum App to make sure you get the most out of your visit, and don’t forget to visit the Museum shop, where you can take home your very own little dinosaur.
In April, the Lapworth Museum of Geology was announced as a finalist for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017. As one of the UK's principal geological museums, the Lapworth is following in the footsteps of previous nominees such as the Victoria and Albert Museum. The winner will be crowned on 5 July 2017.
Discover more at The Lapworth Museum of Geology website.