The Geology Collections

Learning with objects has been an integral part of geological study at UCL since the first half of the nineteenth century. Today, the collection includes not only rocks, minerals and fossils collected over the last 175 years, but also individual collections of historical importance. The highlights include the Johnston-Lavis Volcanological collection, the Planetary Science Collection (Regional Planetary Image Facility) and the internationally recognised Micropalaeontological collections.

Rock room


Nick Booth, curator of the Rock Room, will be taking part in #AskACurator day on the 17th September. If you have a question for Nick, tweet it with #AskACurator hashtag to us @UCLMuseums and he or another of our curators will do their best to answer you. For more information and details on who else is taking part, see the Ask A Curator website.

Explore the Geology Collections

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UCL Museums overview

UCL hosts an assortment of other museums and collections: why not visit them while you're here?