Tuesday 8th January 2019
The Lapworth Museum of Geology holds the finest and most extensive collection of fossils, minerals and rocks in the Midlands. The collection dates back to 1880 and has recently been in receipt of a £2.7m redevelopment funding including generous support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The collections contain in excess of 250,000 specimens. In addition to rocks, fossils and minerals there are large collections of maps, zoological specimens and stone axes. The mineral collection has many rare specimens displaying stunning colours and crystal shapes. The specimens come from all over the world but particularly old mining areas of the UK.
The visit will begin with a special introduction by Jon Clatworthy, Director, we will then have an opportunity to view the space and unique aspects of the collection.
If anyone has any specific interests please email us in advance so we can make special arrangements to discuss these during the visit.
The Museum is situated on the University of Birmingham Campus and is best located by walking along the University Ring Road South situated behind the Chancellor’s Court. (It is identified on the Campus Map as Building R4)
Cost only £2.50 to members £5 to non-members. Cheques payable to Arts Society Birmingham Evening.
by Clive Lockhart
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