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Lapworth Museum of Geology

Lapworth Museum of GeologyLapworth museum exhibit

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. dinosaur skeleton exhibited


pictured: Museum exhibits

Detailed Information


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

Tel 0121 414 7294.

Contact Person(s):Professor. M.P. Smith (Director)
Mr. J.C. Clatworthy (Curator)

Museum Website

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  • Free.

Opening Hours

  • All year round. Weekdays 9.0 a.m. - 5.0 p.m.
  • Weekends 2:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Other times by arrangement.
  • Closed Christmas and Easter - Check with museum for dates


  • Lecture room and research facilities available.


  • Guided tours by arrangement.
  • Schools loan collections.
  • Identifications.
  • Occasional informal day-schools based on collections in the museum.
  • Changing exhibitions and displays.

Disabled Visitors

  • Disabled access

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.


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

Average Length of Visit

  • 1-2 hours.