The Lapworth Museum

Ever wanted to have reception drinks with a dinosaur? Treat your guests to a historic spectacle in the heart of the West Midlands.

The Lapworth Museum of Geology showcases one of the UK’s most outstanding geological collections. Spark the imagination and stimulate conversation in this newly-renovated state-of-the-art gallery space.

Situated in the heart of the University of Birmingham’s red-brick campus, this fully accessible venue is ideal for a drinks reception, product launch or an unusual awards ceremony.

Key features


The Lapworth gallery is perfect for gatherings up to 150, with capacity for a maximum of 200.


The in-house team can arrange a PA system and specialist lighting around the exhibits to bring your event to life.


Due to the nature of the event space, catering options are limited. However, the events team will be delighted to arrange canapés and a range of drinks to suit your tastes.

The view as you enter the Lapworth Museum
Visitors enjoying some of the displays
Catering being handed out at the Lapworth
Use of AV in the unique setting of the Lapworth
Visitors networking while enjoying the unique setting
Visitors enjoying some of the geology displays
Catering your event at the Lapworth

Visitor information

Find directions and parking information at our Finding us pages.

To find out more about hiring the Lapworth for your event, contact our dedicated events team.

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