The Lapworth Museum of Geology

The Lapworth Museum of Geology is temporarily closed.

We are currently closed for scheduled maintenance work from Monday 5th July until Thursday 29th July inclusive. 

You can now book tickets to visit the Museum from Friday 30th July onwards.

Click here to visit our Eventbrite page for more information and to book your tickets.

The Lapworth Museum of Geology is reopen. This video provides information about how we are keeping our visitors and our staff safe.


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. Our state-of-the-art galleries and range of innovative and interactive exhibits are all completely free of charge.

From rocks and fossils to volcanoes, earthquakes, and even dinosaurs, the Museum captures the imagination of all ages.

Lapworth Leaflet

Check out our new Lapworth Museum leaflet for more information and photos! 

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What's on

Exciting family activities, from educational talks, to tours and arts & crafts activities

Our collections

The finest and most extensive collections of fossils, minerals and rocks in the region

About the Museum

The Lapworth Museum of Geology is one of the oldest specialist geological museums in the UK.

The Lapworth Museum of Geology


Learning Programmes at the Lapworth Museum of Geology


Latest news

Posted 18 June 2021

Museum closed for scheduled maintenance

The Museum will be closed for scheduled maintenance work from Monday the 5th of July until approximately Tuesday 20th July inclusive.

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