The Minerals Tour: London Craft Week
Event type: Tour
Location: Minerals Gallery
Unearth the hidden gems of the Natural History Museum on this tour of the Minerals gallery led by Curator Robin Hansen and artist Silvia Weidenbach.
See some highlights from the Museum's 185,000 minerals and gems on a tour of the Minerals and Vault galleries. Robin will reveal how these precious specimens are collected, identified and stored and crafter Silvia Weidenbach will explain how she draws inspiration from minerals to create her jewellery.
Find out how rocks are transformed from raw material to sparkling jewellery and follow their journey from the ground to becoming part of our favourite accessories, with the chance to handle some minerals and crafting tools.
Please arrive at the cloakroom in Hintze Hall a few minutes before your tour is scheduled to begin.