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.
UCL term has now finished but the Rock Room will continue to open between 1-3 Friday afternoons as usual. We look forward to seeing you soon.
A number of specimens from the Geology Collection will feature in the new Octagon Exhibition 'Dangerous Diaries', due to open late September. Samples include examples of asbestiform minerals, the specimen of Cleveite from which Helium was first identified on Earth and Smithsonite specimens from Laurium, the silver mines of ancient Athens.
Explore the Geology Collections
UCL hosts an assortment of other museums and collections: why not visit them while you're here?