Delve into the Museum's vast collections of rocks, minerals, meteorites and ores.
Explore one of the world's finest collections of 500,000 rocks, gems and minerals, including 5,000 meteorites.
Find out how you can use the Mineralogy collections as a resource for economic geology and scientific research.
The Museum houses one of the world's finest collections of meteorites. The collection contains approximately 2,000 individual meteorites in about 5,000 registered pieces.
We also curate thousands of polished sections of meteorites (used for optical and electron microscopy), tektites and other impact rocks.
We hold a world-class collection of non-Antarctic Martian meteorites. The two largest, Tissint and Nakhla, are on display in the Vault gallery in the Green Zone of the Museum.
The Museum ores collection of more than 15,000 specimens is a valuable resource for the field of economic geology.
The Museum rock collection contains approximately 123,000 sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks collected around the world during the past 250 years. These specimens help us better understand the evolution of our planet.
The Museum’s ocean bottom deposit collection consists of samples from about 40,000 locations around the world and is the most comprehensive British collection of seabed samples and cores.