Lapworth Museum of Geology (University of Birmingham) - A Birmingham Gem!

The Lapworth Museum of Geology is located at the University of Birmingham in the quadrangle, in Edgbaston, Birmingham. Contains dinosaur replica skeletons and fossils.


The Lapworth Museum of Geology is at the University of Birmingham in Edgbaston.

Lapworth Museum of Geology

Lapworth Museum of Geology (June 2018). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Located to the south west of the Quadrangle near Ring Road South at the University.

Lapworth Museum of Geology

The Lapworth Museum of Geology (July 2017). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

History of the Lapworth Museum of Geology

The museum was named after Charles Lapworth who was a geologist. Charles Lapworth, LL. D.M. Sc. F.R.S. was the Professor of Geology at Mason College (later University of Birmingham) from 1881-1913. He became Emeritus Professor in 1913. His portrait was presented to the museum by Mr. W. Waters Butler.

Charles Lapworth

Portrait of Charles Lapworth at the Lapworth Museum of Geology (June 2018). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

The museum has origins dating back to 1880 (and the foundation of Mason College in Birmingham Town Centre, the precursor of the University of Birmingham).

Lapworth Museum of Geology

History of the Lapworth Museum of Geology (June 2018). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

The gallery reopened in 2016 after a redevelopment project. It is one of the Grade II* listed wings of Sir Aston Webb and Ingress Bell's, Aston Webb Building, retaining many of it's Edwardian features. The Lapworth Museum has occupied it's current space since the 1920s.

Lapworth Museum of Geology

The Lapworth Museum of Geology (July 2017). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Allosaurus

Allosaurus

Allosaurus at the Lapworth Museum of Geology (June 2018). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Pteranodon

Pteranodon

Pteranodon at the Lapworth Museum of Geology (June 2018). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Dinosaur and other extinct creature skulls

Lapworth Museum of Geology

Skull of the dinosaur Deinonychus at the Lapworth Museum of Geology (June 2018). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Lapworth Museum of Geology

Skull of the dinosaur Velociraptor at the Lapworth Museum of Geology (June 2018). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Lapworth Museum of Geology

Skull of the carnivorous dinosaur Allosaurus fragilis at the Lapworth Museum of Geology (June 2018). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Lapworth Museum of Geology

Skull and jaws of Dimetrodon (synapsid) at the Lapworth Museum of Geology (June 2018). Photography by Elliott Brown

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