Geology collections

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The geology collection is made up of roughly 16,000 rock, mineral and fossil specimens, some of national and international importance. It is founded upon the collecting activities of the Warwickshire Natural History and Archaeological Society, during the nineteenth century. We also currently hold a paper-based record of geological sites and associated archival materials, identified from throughout the county.

The main strengths lie in Warwickshire specimens, including internationally important Triassic reptile and amphibian fossils from Warwick, Jurassic marine reptiles and dinosaur remains from the south and east of the county, and the historic collections of the Reverend Peter Bellinger Brodie, one of our first curators during the second half of the nineteenth century. Collectively, the rock and fossil specimens from Warwickshire tell a 600 million-year story of continental drift, shifting environments and climate change on a range of scales.