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

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

What's on

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

Our collections

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

About the Museum

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

Teaching and Learning

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

The Lapworth Museum of Geology


Learning Programmes at the Lapworth Museum of Geology


Latest news

Posted 23 March 2020

Learning Update: Resources and Support

Our experienced and knowledgeable Learning Officers will be on hand during this difficult period to assist teachers, students or families with questions or resources around Geology, Geography and Science.

Posted 23 March 2020

Closed to the public

Lapworth Museum and Barber Institue of Fine Art - Closed to the public until further notice.

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The Lapworth Museum works closely with a range of Museum and organisations including: 

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