Cockburn Geological Museum

The collection includes over 130,000 objects such as minerals, rocks and fossils. Many of the objects from the collection are displayed in cabinets throughout the corridors of the Grant Institute.


School of GeoSciences, Grant Institute, James Hutton Road, King's Buildings, Edinburgh EH9 3FE


If you’d like to visit as an individual or group, book a hosted tour, or would like to arrange a research visit, please contact the Curator via email cockburnmuseum@ed.ac.uk or call on 0131 650 8536. The Grant Institute is open Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.

Getting there

There is disabled parking within the Kings Buildings campus and free on road parking in the surrounding area.

To find out about bus links, visit www.lothianbuses.com

Visit the University’s website for specific directions and access information


Visit the University’s website for specific directions and access information.

How to find us

Cockburn Geological Museum

Edinburgh EH9 3FE, UK

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