The Lapworth Museum of Geology

Enabling visitors to explore life over the past 3.5 billion years, the Lapworth Museum showcases exceptional objects from one of the UK’s most outstanding geological collections, with state-of-the-art galleries and a range of innovative and interactive exhibits - all completely free of charge.

From rocks and fossils to volcanoes, earthquakes, and even dinosaurs, the Museum captures the imagination of all ages.


Visit the Museum

Visit the Museum

Come and see the results of our stunning £2.7m redevelopment

What's on

What's on

Exciting family activities, from educational talks, to tours and arts & crafts activities

Our collections

Our collections

The finest and most extensive collections of fossils, minerals and rocks in the region

About the Museum

About the Museum

The Lapworth Museum of Geology is one of the oldest specialist geological museums in the UK.

Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning

With everything from Dinosaurs to Diamonds there is something to spark the imagination!



Latest news

Posted 26 March 2019

Join the Lapworth Team

The Lapworth Museum of Geology is looking for a Learning and Community Development Officer to join our team.

Posted 04 March 2019

Mineral Wealth Gallery Closure

On Wednesday the 6th, Thursday the 7th and Friday the 8th of March the Mineral Wealth Gallery in the Lapworth Museum of Geology will be closed

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