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Lapworth Museum of Geology

Lapworth Museum of Geologythe building external view

Geology museum with collections of rocks, fossils, minerals, historical maps and documents; many collections historically and scientifically important. Collections from the West Midlands and many other worldwide localities.

interactive globe display

pictured: Museum exhibits and exterior view of the building

Detailed Information


School of Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences,
University of Birmingham,
B15 2TT.

Tel 0121 414 7294.


Contact Person(s):Mr. J.C Clatworthy (Director),
Ms Aerona Moore (Learning and Public Engagement Manager)

Museum Website

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  • Free.
    mineral wall - floor to ceiling display of many rocks, minerals etc.
    The mineral wall

Opening Hours

  • Please see museum website for details


  • Lecture room and research facilities available. education room view


  • Guided tours by arrangement.
  • A programme of public lectures.
  • Calendar of family activities.
  • A schools programme.
  • Schools loan collections.
  • Identifications.
  • Temporary exhibition space with regularly changing exhibitions and displays.

Average Length of Visit

  • 1-2 hours. dinosaur skeleton exhibited

How to get there:

  • Trains: Cross City line trains from New Street to University Station.
  • Bus: 61, 62, 63 from city centre.
  • Car/coach: Take the A38 (Bristol Road) out of Birmingham City Centre for 3 miles, at end of dual carriageway turn right into Edgbaston Park Road; University campus barrier 400m on left.

Disabled Visitors

  • Disabled access


  • Cars: Car parks on campus, directions from barrier attendant.
  • Coaches:free coach parking on campus, directions from barrier attendant.