The Lapworth Museum of Geology (University of Birmingham) has reopened after several years of sustained effort, and a lot of hard work by many, many people. The Museum finally welcomed its first visitors on Friday 10 June. The end result looks superb – smart modern lines blending with the stylish Edwardian interior, all brought bang up to date by top class display cases, great graphics and a diverse range of excellent displays. Visitors can explore life over the past 3.5 billion years, whilst enjoying displays of exceptional objects from one of the UK’s most outstanding geological collections, with state-of-the-art galleries and a range of innovative and interactive exhibits – all completely free of charge.
Display featuring the physical properties of minerals
From rocks and fossils to volcanoes, earthquakes, and even dinosaurs, the Museum will capture the imagination of all ages.
You can read a fuller report with pictures by BCGS member Roy Starkey here.
The Lapworth Museum of Geology’s website can be found here.
The Museum’s main hall – Evolution of Life Gallery