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Lapworth Museum of Geology

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I found it to be a rather very interesting experience coming here it is certainly worth a visit... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Fascinating little place!

I'm a geologist and I love this place. I first went whilst I was studying and I've taken friends... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2018
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The Lapworth Museum of Geology holds the finest and most extensive collections of fossils, minerals and rocks in the Midlands. Dating back to 1880, it is one of the oldest specialist geological museums in the UK. The Museum is now open following a...more
Aston Webb Building | Birmingham University, Birmingham B15 2TT, England
+44 121 414 7294
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

I found it to be a rather very interesting experience coming here it is certainly worth a visit very informative

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Maggieshops
Reviewed 19 September 2018

I'm a geologist and I love this place. I first went whilst I was studying and I've taken friends there multiple times since. All the exhibits are well laid out, informative and interesting! Would highly recommend a visit!

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Free to both students and the public, this highly informative geology museum is a must see on a trip to Birmingham. Lapworth has a large collection of fossils, an interactive timeline through geological history and even their own dinosaurs. There is also a gift shop.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Francesca B
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Our family (kids aged 7/6) visited last sunday over the bank holiday weekend. Luckily for us it wasn't too busy and we could browse all of interesting collections of fossils, semi precious rocks and minerals at our leisure. Staff were friendly and helpful. We all...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank richardsmcdermott08
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

What a brilliant morning spent here, great for fossil and dinosaur lovers, free to get in little trails and a quiz to follow, very clean, staff friendly, museum well laid out and informative. Quite hard to find but with the search, would recommend and come...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rubyroored
Reviewed 19 August 2018

A small but really interesting museum which displays a wide range of fossils. rocks and minerals. The displays are perfect for everyone from dinosaur-mad tots to serious experts and are also great for anyone with any interest in evolution and inheritance. It's free to go...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jane B
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I only recently heard about this museum on our doorstep. It was such a treat to visit. The fossil collection is wonderful, well displayed and explained. I have been back three times.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank kpdean50
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

This place is a little hidden gem! Only realised it was here recently due to some new signs but what a treat! So much packed in to this place, little drawers and screens and huge displays. They have an impressive fossil collection capturing life as...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Meg461
Reviewed 14 May 2018

I guess that you need to have at least a passing interest in rocks and fossils to appreciate this place, but if you do, I think you will love it. From the wall of rocks, to the dinosaurs, the displays are brilliant. It is not...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jeff1903
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Very interesting museum even for younger children, right size not to get tired seeing everything but with a lot of information, free entrance, easily accesible by train. I would like the shop to have more products and a number of them was broken (because everyone...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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30 December 2018|
Response from Rubyroored | Reviewed this property |
There is some directly outside the museum but we couldn’t as it’s part of uni campus so we couldn’t get a space (extremely limited). We parked in multi-storey on other side of campus and walked over (you pay in... More
29 July 2017|
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Response from Lawrence S | Reviewed this property |
Yes plenty of examples and some interactive stuff. Might be worth seeing if they have any school holiday activities
11 April 2017|
Response from FloandJoe |
There is a Costa on campus. It is situated in the main square.