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


As part of preparations to move to a new space on campus the Rock Room will be closed from the end of May 2016. This is part of a project to move the Earth Sciences Department and all the Geology Collections into one building. We hope to re-open the Rock Room in its new space towards the end of the year.

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