'Opening Reviews'

The Lapworth Museum of Geology has been open six months, and the staff here at the Museum have been overwhelmed by the fantastic feedback they’ve been receiving. 

Following an extensive £2.7 million refurbishment, visitors can now enjoy a state-of-the-art museum experience showcasing one of the UK’s most outstanding rock, fossil and mineral collections. From dinosaurs to diamonds there is something for everyone!

The redevelopment has been made possible thanks to a transformative Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant of £1.5m and the generous support of University of Birmingham alumni, and a number of grant awarding bodies, trusts and foundations. 




“A fantastic collection and very well displayed, marrying the old with the new” Wouter, Copenhagen

“This Museum is so inspiring and has made me want to study geology and the Earth” Paige, Arizona USA

“Light, bright and full of beautiful exhibits. Perfect” Rhian, Cardiff

"The Lapworth is probably one of the very best small museums!" John, Redditch

"A gem of a museum (pun intended)" Jacqui, Northfield

"Amazingly fabulous. Words cannot express how wonderful this museum is, the work is first class and welcome too. Well done to everyone involved!" Freda, Birmingham

"A friendly, helpful and informative welcome. The museum is world class, we could not be more impressed” Mike, Shropshire