Help restore the unique Geological Gallery


At the cutting edge of Victorian science and theology, Biddulph Grange Garden's Geological Gallery is vital to James Bateman's historic garden. By donating now you can play an important part in the conservation and restoration of the grade II listed building.

A unique space, the Gallery demonstrates geological and religious theories brought together to instruct and amaze its Victorian visitors. We want the Gallery to astound visitors once again with a striking exhibition of beautiful fossils and colourful rocks.

A small selection of the original fossils have been conserved. However, the majority of the display has either degraded on gone missing. The nine original fossils have been replicated and these high quality copies will later be installed in the walls. The search for appropriate specimens for the sixty remaining spaces along with the missing geological rock strata is ongoing.

Conservation in action
Conservation taking place in the Geological Gallery
Conservation in action

How you can help

We are appealing for £20,000 to replicate the missing  fossils. Currently we are able to fund forty of the sixty fossils needed, so any donations would go a long way to helping us complete the project.

If you would like to help support the project you can donate by following the link at the bottom of the page to go our Just Giving page. Alternatively text to donate by texting BIDD88 followed by £1, £5 or £10 to 70070.

The original juvenile Ichthyosaur after conservation
original juvenile Ichtyosaur
The original juvenile Ichthyosaur after conservation