Lapworth Museum of Geology - Visiting Summer 2021

Lapworth Museum of Geology, at University of Birmingham is now reopen! It is also free to visit.

Explore life over 3.5 billion years using exceptional objects, many of which originate here in the Midlands. A visit to the Lapworth Museum provides a fascinating insight into how the Earth formed and changed over time, and how life on Earth developed and evolved. The museum captures the imagination of all ages with state of the art galleries, interactive exhibits, soundscapes and  animations recreating the Midlands environment from up to 425 million years ago.

Check the website for details of online events too.

New opening times

Tuesday to Friday – 10:00 till 16:30

Saturday – 12:00 till 17:00

Sunday and Monday – Closed

Museum closed for scheduled maintenance

The Museum will be closed for scheduled maintenance work from Monday 5th of July until approximately Tuesday 20th July inclusive.

Due to uncertainty around the final completion date of this maintenance work, the Museum may also be closed from Wednesday 21st July to Saturday 24th July. Further updates will be provided as the maintenance work progresses.

You will be able to book tickets to visit the Museum from Tuesday 27th of July onwards. Apologies for any inconvenience

Booking your tickets

You must book a ticket for a timed entry slot in advance of your visit. Tickets are free of charge and are released at least two weeks in advance.

For more information and to book your tickets visit our Eventbrite booking page here.

Things to remember for a safe visit

• It is mandatory to wear a face covering inside the Museum at all times, unless you are exempt.

• Some hands-on interactive displays are currently unavailable.

• Please keep your distance from others (2m).

• Please make use of the hand sanitisers provided at key spots throughout the Museum.

• Please follow any directional signage.

• We have a reduced retail offer in the Museum shop and purchases can only be made via card transactions.

• Unfortunately, refreshments are not available at the Museum.

• Toilet facilities will be accessible during your visit.

• If you are displaying any COVID-19 symptoms, please do not visit.

• If you are unsure about anything during your visit, please ask one of our friendly members of staff for help.