Museum to reopen its doors in June 2016

Artist's impression of refurbished Museum

The reopening of the Lapworth Museum of Geology grows ever closer – with refurbishment of the building and installation of the new exhibits progressing swiftly, and staff preparing to welcome visitors back into the Museum from 10 June 2016.

Following an extensive £2.7 million refurbishment, visitors will be able to enjoy a state-of-the-art museum experience showcasing one of the UK’s most outstanding rock, fossil and mineral collections, through a range of innovative and interactive exhibits – all completely free of charge. 

Exploring life over the past 3.5 billion years; from rocks and fossils to volcanoes, earthquakes, and even dinosaurs, the Museum will capture the imagination of all ages.

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.