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GeoWeek promotes 'active geoscience' through activities taking place across the UK between 25th May and 2nd June 2024.

Bookings: Find the event you are interested on the National event map and follow the link.  Not all activities require a booking.  Contact us for queries.

Geoweek 2024

A week of activities celebrating geology and geomorphology across the country. Here in Cumbria we have a rich and varied landscape and so many opportunities to see some fascinating rocks.

See the National Geoweek map for Cumbrias self guided geotrails and also our Pebble Spotting event on 29th May on Walney and the National Trusts Force Crag mine tour on 1st June.

The museums in Cumbria have some exceptional displays about the geology and the associated industries.

Pebble Spotting 29th May

Pebble Spotting

Wednesday 29th May 2024, 10.30-12.30

The Round House Hub & Cafe, Biggar Bank Road, Walney, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA14 3YE

Collect 10 different pebbles from the beach and bring them to our experts to identify them and find out where they came from.

A lovely family activity but suitable for everyone - children, adults, experts and beginners. Young children will need to be supervised. A free event and no need to book.

Organised by Cumbria Geoconservation with Westmorland Geological Society as part of the national Geoweek 2024.


Dock Museum Barrow

The Dock Museum, Barrow in Furness.

Normal opening: Wed. to Sun. from 11-4pm.

Interesting displays on the mining industries. Website.

Cost: Normal entry charges.

Geoweek Cumbria

Kendal Museum geological collections.

Normal Opening Hours Thursday- Saturday

A permanent collection of fascinating rocks, minerals and fossils. Online resources allow you to view photographs of rocks & minerals. Organised by Kendal Museum  No need to book.

Cost: Normal entry charges


Tullie House Museum, Carlisle.

Major refurbishment, opening summer 2024.

Watch out for the opening and the rocks and minerals exhibitions. Well worth going along. Organised by Tullie House Museum.

Cost: Normal entry charges.

GeoWeek in Cumbria is supported by the following organisations:

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Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre

The Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre at Tullie House Museum, Carlisle keeps wildlife information for the county of Cumbria. Tullie House Museum, in its role as a local natural history museum, has collected and disseminated records of wildlife in Cumbria since its inception in 1893. From the early 1990s the Museum has developed a computerised database of species and habitat records in Cumbria and has taken the central role in providing a local biodiversity data service for the county. This role was restyled as Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre (CBDC) in 2010, a not-for-profit organisation hosted by Tullie House Museum and advised by local stakeholders.
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Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreSunday, June 30th, 2024 at 9:30am
Thank you to everyone who took part in #CumbriaWildWatch! Your contribution will help us to better understand biodiversity in Cumbria and help to establish a baseline for comparison next year.
We'll compile the results for 2024 and start planning for 2025 so watch out for more news shortly.
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Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreFriday, June 28th, 2024 at 5:40am
Second day of #CumbriaWildWatch drawing to an end... Thank you to everyone who has been recording despite the weather!

Off to Bassenthwaite Lake tomorrow for a very focused wildlife recording day. Wishing all wildlife recorders a productive third day of #CumbriaWildWatch...
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Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreThursday, June 27th, 2024 at 5:48am
We're almost at the end of the first day of Cumbria Wild Watch. Thank you to everyone who has already taken part/submitted records from around Cumbria. The aim is to capture 1,000 new records this weekend and we've already gathered more than 200 on iNaturalist alone!

More information: https://www.cbdc.org.uk/get-involved/cumbria-wild-watch/

#bioblitz #biodiversity #cumbria
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreWednesday, June 26th, 2024 at 9:42pm
Cumbria Wild Watch has started...

Grab a cuppa and get recording the wildlife you see or hear!

#Cumbria @CumbriaWildlife #biodiversity #CumbriaWildWatch
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Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreTuesday, June 25th, 2024 at 11:40pm
Starting tomorrow until 30 June - the first ever Cumbria Wild Watch!

Record all the wildlife you can see in one hour - plants, animals and fungi. Submit your records to CBDC and help us to establish a biodiversity baseline for Cumbria.


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Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreTuesday, June 18th, 2024 at 11:00pm
Calling all Cumbrian news outlets! Help us to spread the word about Cumbria Wild Watch using our 'press pack' on our Cumbria Wild Watch webpage: