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Behind the Scenes at the Lapworth Museum of Geology, Birmingham – Saturday February 16

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Date(s) - Saturday, 16 February 2019
13:00 - 17:00

Lapworth Museum, University of Birmingham


The Lapworth Museum of Geology is an Aladdin’s cave of geological wonders presented in a very accessible way.  The Museum was redeveloped just a few years ago and was done so well it was a finalist in the ‘Museum of the Year’ awards 2017 – it didn’t win but you can see how beautifully it has been designed.

Rockwatchers have been invited ‘Behind the Scenes’ to explore the stores with its rolling shelves which hold thousands of items the public don’t see.  You’ll see the ‘Dudley Bug’ and some of Charles Lapworth’s original geology maps and notebooks.  As well as the ‘Behind the Scenes’ there will be a tour of the Museum and a chance to do the Lapworth Geology Trail.

The day is from 1.00 until 5.00 pm and there is a maximum of 28 on the visit.  (You must have lunch before you arrive as there are no facilities at the Museum.)

You must be a Rockwatch member to go and the booking fee for this fieldtrip is £2.50 per individual.  All children attending and their accompanying adults must book places.

Rockwatch does it safely…
Due to safety requirements numbers are strictly limited for some of the events. It is essential in these cases that you reserve a place through the contact given. Leaders reserve the right not to accept members who have not booked, or who arrive inappropriately dressed. All children must be accompanied by an adult.


Children must be accompanied by an adult so please buy tickets for children and accompanying adult/s.

Bookings are closed for this event.

Author: Helen Connolly

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