Explore the geological past from your educational setting and discover more about ancient inhabitants of our modern world!
At the Lapworth Museum of Geology, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to engage and connect with our collections. We recognise that loan boxes are fantastic for handling specimens but sometimes accessing loan boxes can be difficult. Location or circumstance should not be a barrier. Therefore, we have compiled a Virtual Fossils Loan Box.
This document contains information about fossils in the museum collections. It provides an introduction to fossils, how fossils are formed and the different types of fossil. Throughout the document there will be links to 3D models created at the Lapworth Museum of Geology. There are also some suggested activities and worksheets at the end of the document.
The museum uses a platform called Sketchfab to publish and share its 3D digital models. The main Sketchfab Page for the museum can be found here: https://sketchfab.com/LapworthMuseum
Download the Virtual Fossils Loan Box (PDF 2.02MB)