Visiting the Museum

Welcome to the Lapworth Museum of Geology! Entry is free and there is no need to book before visiting. If you are looking to organise a group visit please contact the relevant person on our Teaching and Learning Page.

Christmas opening times

The museum will retain regular opening hours up to and including the 23rd December 2023. Following this, we will reopen on 2nd January 2024.

Opening times

Monday to Friday - 10:00 till 17:00

Saturday and Sunday - 12:00 till 17:00

Lapworth Museum of Geology

Getting here

The Lapworth Museum is easily accessible by a range of sustainable transport methods. We are a five minute walk from the University Station and on multiple cycle and bus routes. Please see the links below for details.

The Lapworth Museum is located within the Aston Webb A Block building just off the Ring Road South - the building is marked as R4 on the map. 

Easy Read Visual Guide to visiting the museum

 The museum has prepared an easy read document to support visitors and groups in preparing for their visit.

Access the easy read document here (PDF)

Access the easy read document here (Word Document)


On weekdays you are unable to park on the University of Birmingham Campus. The nearest car park is our multi-story car park, the North East Car Park. This is a pay and display car park (change only), and is a short 10 minute walk from the Museum (see link below or view the map on our new leaflet here).

During the weekend, parking is free of charge to all visitors on campus and all visitors will be allowed access to the University campus to park – you can often park right outside the door!

Should you be a visitor with a Blue Badge please approach the University campus via our ring road (see our Edgbaston Campus Map above), inform the security staff of your needs and you will be allowed on site. There are a small number of blue badge spaces adjacent to the Museum.

Please note the museum and its staff are unable to reserve parking spaces for members of the public (blue badge holders or otherwise). 

If you would like more information you can contact the Lapworth Museum at and 0121 414 7294.

Food & Drink

The Lapworth Museum of Geology is currently not selling food and drink in the Museum Shop. There are a number of places where you can purchase food and drink on the University of Birmingham Campus: Food and Drink on Campus

Environmental Sustainability 

The Lapworth Museum of Geology is committed to promoting positive environmental practices in our day-to-day operations, our collaborators and the wider University Campus and cultural sector. If you'd like to learn about our current and previous work relating to this, take a look at our Environmental Sustainability Action Plan