Andrew Haycock

Contact Details

Andrew Haycock
Mineralogy & Petrology
National Museum Cardiff

Cathays Park
CF10 3NP

Phone: +44 (0)29 2057 3367

Staff Name

Andrew Haycock

Job Title

Curator: Mineralogy & Petrology (Petrology)

Areas of Responsibility:

Curation and documentation of Mineralogy & Petrology collection. Making collection accessible to the widest possible audience through research, display, exhibition, public engagement, outreach events, publication and collection enquiries.

Qualifications, memberships and relevant positions

Asoociateship of the Museums Association (AMA), MSc Applied Environmental Geology (University of Wales Cardiff), BSc (Hons) Geology (University of Wales Cardiff). Treasurer of Welsh Stone Forum (2010 – present) Member of Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC), Geological Curators Group (GCG).

Research Interests

Working with diverse audiences through public outreach using the Mineralogy and Petrology collection. Active research in building and ornamental stones of Wales, particular interest in North Wales, and sandstones of Northeast Wales. Development of collection through fieldwork.

Looking at new ways to interpret collections using GIS (Geographic Information System).


Petrology, Rocks, Minerals, Building Stones, Geology, GIS, Collection Management, Collections, Curation, Loans, Fieldwork, Meteorites, Outreach,


Selected Publications

Haycock, A. 2014. The Geology of Cwm Pennant In: Plas Brynkir, Dolbenmaen Love My Wales Press. Ed. Mark Baker. pp123 – 139.

Haycock, A. 2014.

The sandstone building stone quarries of Northeast Wales: Part One - St Asaph, Ruthin and Denbigh [PDF].
Welsh Stone Forum Newsletter 11, 29-32.

Haycock, A. 2012. Implementation of GIS (Geographic Information System) as a collection management tool to aid academic research and public access. [Poster] 7th International Conference on Mineralogy and Museums, Dresden 2012.

Haycock, A. 2011. GIS Polygon boundaries for Rhondda Cynon Taf ‘Earth Science Audit’ geoconservation sites: National Museum Wales.

Haycock, A. 2010.

The Building & Ornamental Stone Collection of the Department of Geology, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales: A stone library resource for sensitive new build and restoration work. [PDF]
Welsh Stone Forum Newsletter 7, 9-10.

Cherns, L., Haycock, A and  Bassett, M.G. 2004. The Rhondda Cynon Taf earth science audit: a geoconservation database and site assessment strategy pp208-213. In Nichol, D., Bassett, M.G. and Diesler, V.K. (eds) 2004. Urban Geology in Wales. 256pp. National Museum of Wales Geological Series No.23, Cardiff: 

Cherns, L. Bassett, M.G. & Haycock, A. 2004 Rhondda Cynon Taf Earth Science Audit. 2003-2004: Official Project Report: Cardiff University & National Museum Wales.