Geology Collections, University College London

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The Geology Collection contains a wealth of rocks, minerals and fossils collected from all over the world during the last 150 year history of the department.

Venue Type:

Museum, Science centre

Opening hours

Wednesday lunchtimes or by appointment with the curator.

Closed during public holidays.

Admission charges

See website

Primarily a teaching and research resource, some of the 40,000 specimens are on display to the public. One of the highlights is the Johnston-Lavis volcanological collection of minerals, rocks, photographs and gouaches collected from 1880- 1912.
The collection also contains the NASA archive of thousands of images housed in the new Planetary Science suite, and the internationally important micropalaeontological collections.

Collection details

Archives, Natural Sciences

Geology Collections, University College London
Geology Rock Room
Room 4, First Floor, South Wing
University College London
Gower Street
Greater London





020 7679 7900


020 7387 1612

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