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Lapworth Museum of Geology

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Address: Aston Webb Building | Birmingham University, Birmingham B15 2TT, England
Phone Number: 01214147294

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On Tuesday 19th July 16, I went out with my friend Christopher Edwards to visit ‘The Lapworth Museum’ in the Aston Webb building based at Birmingham University. The Museum is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Carol B
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On Tuesday 19th July 16, I went out with my friend Christopher Edwards to visit ‘The Lapworth Museum’ in the Aston Webb building based at Birmingham University. The Museum is now open following a £2.7m redevelopment made possible by the Heritage Lottery Fund who gave them a grant of £1.5m and the generous donations from the of University alumni, as... More 

Thank Carol B
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

I visited with friends today as we had been previously when we worked at the University. It was great to see how the Lapworth has been refurbished so lovingly and a great mix of old and new. Loved the minerals mezzanine! Will definitely be back. Free entry and definitely worth a visit to here, the Barber and Winterbourne as the... More 

Thank nicola063
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A must for all lovers of geology. A huge and increasing range of specimens. My daughter has decided that she now must go to Birmingham University... Easy to find on the university campus which is also worth a look around if you like architecture.

Thank Anita H
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This museum in the heart of University of Birmingham campus based in the Aston Webb building is a little known gem, containing a real treasure trove of fossils, rocks and minerals. The historic museum has lots of its Edwardian charm and is absolutely crammed with things to see. I went to University here and studied geology so was often found... More 

1 Thank Katie H
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Located inside the Aston Webb Building in the University of Birmingham, the museum is a jewel. It's not that large, but it's really interesting, collecting materials as rocks, stones, fossils and some impressive item as a t-rex head, the horns of a giant extinct wapiti and the fossil of a ichthyosaurus. You will need to spend no more than an... More 

Thank FrancescoFinucci
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

A marvellous museum run by Birmingham University, the Lapworth Museum of Geology is one of three sites of interest on the Birmingham university main campus and my recommended first stop when coming to the university to see these sites (the other two being the Barber Institute of Fine Arts and Winterbourne House). I recommend this as the first site to... More 

1 Thank H-G-Powell
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Dinosaur footprints, trilobites, amazing fossil fish and club mosses, crystals, corals.... Visiting the collection reminded me of the thrill I got when first encountering these things as a little girl. Good old fashioned scholarship rather than shallow "interactivity" (although there is one button to press to demonstrate fluorescence in rocks exposed to ultra violet light). Very tranquil atmosphere. Free to... More 

2 Thank Marian H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2008

This Museum which is in the main Aston Webb building on the University campus has a most interesting collection of fossils and crystals. It is free to visit , easy parking is available though there is a small charge. For anyone who is interested in such things e.g our 8 year old grandson it was fun for him to see... More 

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