Loan Boxes

The Lapworth Museum of Geology offers loan boxes focusing on Rocks and Fossils. These loan boxes contain both actual fossils and rocks, as well as museum-grade replicas.

 

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Loan Box Information

 Loan boxes are a fantastic way to engage pupils with rocks and fossils in the classroom when a trip to the museum is not possible. We have compiled a selection of rocks and fossils - both replica and real - for teachers and educators to use. We require a minimum of 4 weeks notice to prepare a loan box. Loan boxes cannot be posted and must be collected and returned from and to the museum.

Fossils Loan Box

The Fossils Loan Box contains a selection of replica and real fossils. These include teeth, claws, ammonites, trace fossils and a Smilodon skull.

This loan box comes with a printed information pack for teachers as well as possible activities and worksheets to be used in the classroom. Throughout the document there are also links to 3D models of fossils from the museum collection which can be shared on a large screen. These links require access to the internet and are hosted on the website "Sketchfab".

Rocks Loan Box

The Rocks Loan Box contains a selection of rocks from each phase of the rock cycle. These include sandstone, limestone, granite, basalt, gneiss and schist. The loan box also has a focus on volcanoes, containing volcanic ash, tuff and a volcanic bomb.

This loan box comes with a printed information pack for teachers as well as possible activities and worksheets to be used in the classroom.

Virtual Fossils Loan Box

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)