Saturday, 2 June 2012

Lapworth Museum

 


The Lapworth Museum is based at the University of Birmingham and has an extensive collection of fossils, minerals and rocks. Dating back to 1880 it is named after Charles Lapworth who was one of the most influential geologist of his time.

The museum is one of the most important geological museums in the UK. It houses a collection of graptolites, invertebrate fossils, the Holcroft collection of Silurian and Carboniferous invertebrates and the Pleistocene insect collection. It is also home to various mineral collections, fossils and early stone implements. The collections are from a variety of sources both in the Midlands, the UK and indeed the world.

Find out how the earth was formed and how it changed over time. Discover how life on earth evolved through the ages and what shaped the world as we know it today.

Opening times for the museum are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Check the website for weekend opening times or call them on 0121 414 7294.

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