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Lapworth Museum of Geology

Enjoy cocktails, canapés and more in the company of a dinosaur.

The Lapworth Museum of Geology houses one of the UK’s most outstanding geological collections, in a beautiful Edwardian gallery. It’s a unique venue for a drinks reception, product launch or unusual awards ceremony. It’s also available for private fine dining, ideal for treating international guests to a taste of local history.

Talk in the Lapworth
Visitors enjoying some of the displays
Visitors enjoying some of the displays
Visitors enjoying some of the geology displays
Visitors enjoying some of the geology displays
Use of AV in the unique setting of the Lapworth
Use of AV in the unique setting of the Lapworth
Dinner set up in the Lapworth
Dinner set up

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The gallery space works well for drinks receptions and canapés, allowing guests to freely view the collection. Seated fine dining is also available for special occasions. As a historic building and museum, there is no kitchen on site; however, our chefs are practised at delivering fine dining in unusual settings.

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The Lapworth Museum of Geology has a level entrance and a platform lift. A hearing loop is available at events – please ask.

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Visitors should park in the University’s North East Car Park on Pritchatts Road, B15 2SA. This costs £2.50 per hour or £7.00 for up to 10 hours, using the RingGo cashless system. Parking here and on campus is free of charge after 6pm Mon-Fri, and on weekends.

Blue Badge parking for disabled drivers is available on campus, through the East Gate entrance on Edgbaston Park Road.


The Lapworth Museum of Geology is located in the Aston Webb Building in the heart of campus. Please note that the entrance is at the rear of Aston Webb, off Ring Road South.

7 min from University station
10 min from North East car park
B15 2SA
13 min from Edgbaston Park Hotel
14 min from Lucas House Hotel

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