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


Although the Rock Room will be closed on Friday 3rd April for the Easter break, it will re-open on Friday 10th and host a very special event...

The auto-icon of Jeremy Bentham will be taken off public display on April 10th and given a light clean and inspection by conservation staff at UCL during the morning. Between 12.30 – 4.30 we will then make the auto-icon available for members of the public to view (free of charge) in the Rock Room. Staff will be present during the public opening hours to answer any questions visitors may have.

So if you are free during the afternoon of April 10th and would like to ‘meet’ Jeremy Bentham please do come visit

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?