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


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.

On Friday 8th May the Rock Room hosted a group of Slade School of Fine Art students who had been invited to create and display their work drawing upon the Geology Collections as inspiration.

See images from the pop exhibition on their Flickr feed from the event.

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?