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Lapworth Museum of Geology

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Great for kids

I've taken my two kids (2 and 7) here twice in the last six months and they loved it both times... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gareth T
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Lovely museum

A lot of thought has gone into how exhibits are displayed. The main attraction is the dinosaur... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Laura C
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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 1 week ago

I've taken my two kids (2 and 7) here twice in the last six months and they loved it both times. Loads of interesting stuff to look at and read about- the two year old was amazed by the well posed and dislayed dino skelletons...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Gareth T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lot of thought has gone into how exhibits are displayed. The main attraction is the dinosaur skeleton, but lots of smaller fossils and gemstones too. You don't need to know much about geology to appreciate the Lapworth. Lovely gift shop for unique, geology and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Laura C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tucked away on the campus of the University of Birmingham, this is well worth investigation by all the family. Great displays well laid out, and lots of interesting information. Special facilities for children and families.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 26, 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
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Reviewed September 19, 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
1  Thank bradleyp1992
Reviewed September 19, 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 August 30, 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
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Reviewed August 20, 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 August 19, 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 July 10, 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
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December 30, 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
July 29, 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
April 11, 2017|
Response from FloandJoe |
There is a Costa on campus. It is situated in the main square.