The Lapworth Museum of Geology

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, with state-of-the-art galleries and a range of innovative and interactive exhibits - all completely free of charge.

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


Visit the Museum

Come and see the results of our stunning £2.7m redevelopment

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 04 December 2019

Merry Christmas!

The Lapworth staff are feeling very festive after putting up Christmas decorations in the Museum.

Posted 26 September 2019

ESTA conference 2019

The Lapworth Museum and the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences will be hosting the Earth Science Teaching Association (ESTA) conference this weekend (27th and 28th of September).

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

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