Contact us

We are always happy to help with any geological queries or questions that you may have. Contact details are given below:

General written or telephone enquiries may be addressed to:

The Department of Geology
National Museum Cardiff
Cathays Park
Cardiff CF10 3NP
Wales, UK

Phone +44 (0)29 2057 3213
Fax +44 (0)29 2066 7332
E-mail: Geology

If you would like to bring specimens to the Museum for identification, please submit them in the first instance to the Geology Facilitator in Glanely Discovery Gallery (open Tuesday-Sunday, 10.00-5.00).

For enquiries requiring specialist information, please contact an appropriate staff member listed below:

Keeper of Geology

Keeper of Natural Sciences Dr. Richard Bevins Phone:
(029) 2057 3281

Departmental Resources

Departmental Administrator (Tues, Wed (pm), Thur, Fri) Paula Knapman Phone:
(029) 2057 3213

Laboratory Services

Laboratory Technical Officer (Mon - Thurs) Amanda Valentine-Baars Phone:
(029) 2057 3120
Laboratory Technical Officer (Thur-Fri) Helen Kerbey Phone:
(029) 2057 3250


Head of Palaeontology Dr Caroline Buttler Phone:
(029) 2057 3359
Curator Palaeontology Cindy Howells Phone:
(029) 2057 3354
Senior Curator: Palaeontology Dr Lucy McCobb Phone:
(029) 2057 3352
Senior Curator: Palaeontology Dr Trevor Bailey Phone:
(029) 2057 3283

Mineralogy & Petrology

Head of Mineralogy & Petrology Dr Jana Horak Phone:
(029) 2057 3353
Laboratory Technical Officer (Mon - Thurs) Amanda Valentine-Baars Phone:
(029) 2057 3120
Learning, Participation and Interpretation Officer Heather Jackson Phone:
(029) 2057 3109
Senior Curator: Mineralogy Tom Cotterell Phone:
(029) 2057 3361
Curator – Mineralogy & Petrology Andrew Haycock Phone:
(029) 2057 3367
Laboratory Technical Officer (Thur-Fri) Helen Kerbey Phone:
(029) 2057 3250
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