The Lapworth Museum of Geology

The Lapworth Museum of Geology is currently closed

We are putting measures in place to keep the museum a safe environment for everyone to visit and enjoy. The University of Birmingham is operating a phased reopening of buildings. Visit this page or our social media channels for updates on our opening date.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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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.


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.

Teaching and Learning

With everything from Dinosaurs to Diamonds there is something to spark the imagination!

The Lapworth Museum of Geology


Learning Programmes at the Lapworth Museum of Geology


Latest news

Posted 11 August 2020

Award of National Archives Grant

We are truly delighted to have received a grant from The National Archives to catalogue the archive of Prof Charles Lapworth.

Posted 23 March 2020

Learning Update: Resources and Support

Our experienced and knowledgeable Learning Officers will be on hand during this difficult period to assist teachers, students or families with questions or resources around Geology, Geography and Science.

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The Lapworth Museum works closely with a range of Museum and organisations including: 

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Art Fund Museum of the Year finalist 2017

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