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.

Opening times

Monday to Friday - 10:00 till 17:00

Saturday and Sunday - 12:00 till 17:00

 

Visiting the Museum during the Commonwealth Games period (21st July to 10th August)

The University of Birmingham is an official partner of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, taking place from 28th July-8th August. During this period the University’s Edgbaston campus will host 48 sessions of Hockey and Squash and will welcome 15 000 spectators on to campus on competition days.

The Lapworth Museum of Geology is on the official route that spectators will be taking through campus, which starts and ends at the University Station. The Museum will be open as normal during the Games, but we anticipate being very busy.

Please read the following information carefully so you can plan your visit to the Museum in the lead up to, during and after the Games for the period 21st July – 10th August.

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games are aiming to be as inclusive, accessible, and as sustainable as possible. Working with Transport for West Midlands, the Games encourage spectators to use public transport, walk or cycle to visit the Games. Please be mindful that our campus, the surrounding areas and our transport networks will be busier than usual during this period.

Campus will be fully accessible to pedestrians, cyclists and those using public transport. However, there will be no parking on the University Campus from the 21st July to 10th August.

For guidance on how to visit campus using public transport, please visit our ‘Getting here - University of Birmingham’ pages.  To understand local road closures and traffic across the City of Birmingham, please visit the Get Set for the Games pages: University of Birmingham (birmingham2022.com)

If you are a blue badge holder and require assistance, please contact the Museum beforehand for assistance on planning your visit.

You can contact the Lapworth Museum at lapworth@contacts.bham.ac.uk and 0121 414 7294.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this period.

Lapworth Museum of GeologyVisiting the Museum outside of the Commonwealth Games period

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. 

Parking 

 On weekdays and during the Commonwealth Games period (21st July to 10th August) you are unable to park on the Univeristy 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 in order to park – you can often park right outside the door!

Should you be a visitor with a Blue Badge (and visiting outside of the Commonwealth Games period) please approach the University campus via our ring road (see our Edgbaston Campus Map above), inform the security staff of your needs and you should 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). 

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