London geology shop

British Geological Survey London geology shop front
Shop floor (from the left)
Sales desk
Shop floor (front the right)
Map based gifts


The BGS shop in London is situated in the Natural History Museum's Red Zone.

The geology shop sells a range of products including:

  • BGS publications — maps, memoirs, regional geology guides, selected technical reports and popular publications
  • non BGS books, guides and publications
  • posters and some overseas geological maps
  • selected Ordnance Survey (OS) maps
  • field equipment
  • rocks, fossils, minerals and jewellery
  • souvenirs including gifts for geologists (i.e. mugs, placemats, jigsaws)
  • greetings cards, postcards and stamps

The office also has a limited reference collection of BGS publications (see reference collection for more detail).

Address and contact details

British Geological Survey
Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road

Tel: (+44) 0207 589 4090

Opening hours

Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 17:45.
Closed on weekends and bank holidays.

We are also open for the NHM Lates on the last Friday of every month (except December), but please ring ahead to confirm our exact opening hours.


To plan your journey use Google Maps or transport for London's journey planner.


South Kensington is the nearest underground station and is served by the District, Piccadilly and Circle lines.


Routes 14, 49, 70, 74, 345, 360, 414, 430 and C1 have stops close to the museum.


Exhibition Road

Go up the small flight of stairs into the main Earth Hall where you will see an escalator going into a metal globe. Walk past this into an area with a staircase, go through the archway into the Lasting Impressions gallery and to your left is the BGS shop.

Cromwell Road

Once you enter the Hintze Hall, turn right before the large staircase and proceed down Fossil Marine Reptiles gallery. Turn left into the Birds gallery and walk to the end. Turn right into the Lasting Impressions gallery and the BGS shop is to your right.

Reference collection

Some BGS publications are available for viewing at the shop, as well as a reference computer allowing access to the BGS website and some digital maps (including 1:10 000 scale maps).

Please contact us first at so we can check if your requested material is available.

Note: No photographs or photocopies of the reference material can be made.

Reference material

  • geological maps of the UK at varying scales
  • memoirs, British regional geology guides, sheet explanations and sheet descriptions
  • research and technical reports

Other survey publications — a selection (includes discontinued series)

  • annual reports and bulletins of the BGS
  • atlases — geochemical, ocean and economic
  • directory of UK mines and quarries
  • Discovering Geology's 'Fossil Focus Guides' and 'Holiday Geology Guides'
  • Earthwise and Earthworks
  • geomagnetic bulletins and geophysical papers
  • hydrogeological reports and water supply papers
  • overseas geology, mineral resources and memoirs (limited)
  • UK mineral statistics, UK minerals yearbook, world mineral statistics, mineral assessment dossiers, mineral dossiers, mineral monographs
  • UK offshore regional reports
  • well catalogues and well inventory series (metric)