Hidden Gems

Event information

Event type: talk, meet the scientist

Location: Attenborough Studio

Ticket prices:

Free, no ticket required

Minerals are the geological building blocks of our planet. 

The Museum holds around 180,000 specimens, 4,500 of which make up the colourful gem collection.

Join curator Robin Hansen and discover how abundant minerals are in our daily lives, from toothpaste to mobile phones, and how studying prized gemstones such as rubies and sapphires can tell us about the processes that shaped Earth's rocky surface. 

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How to find the Attenborough Studio

The Attenborough Studio is in the Darwin Centre in the Orange Zone.

See the Museum map.

Nature Live

Find out more about upcoming topics and guests appearing on Nature Live, our free live show held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the Attenborough Studio.