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


Due to new studnet inductions happening accross UCL the Rock Room will be closed on Friday 27th September. It will re-open again as normal on Friday 3rd October.

Specimens from the Collection will be on display at The Bartlett School of Architecture's post-professional Masters programmes, B-Pro, from the 24th - 28th September. Entrance is free and teh public and strongly encouraged to visit. Please see the B-Pro Show 2014 website for further information -

Explore the Geology Collections

UCL quad

UCL Museums overview

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