National Geological Repository

We manage the data and information at BGS that originated in analogue form.


Materials collections

About

Taking photos of core

The National Geological Records Centre (NGRC) holds a unique archive of documents created during the past two and a half centuries.

Facilities

Core racker at work

The NGR is located at the headquarters of the British Geological Survey, a few miles south of Nottingham. By arrangement all the BGS's science facilities are available to NGR users.

Holdings

Pyromorphite from Wheal Alfred, Cornwall

Since the beginnings of the Survey in 1835, the gathering of geological material has been one of its more significant functions.

Records and data

Records and data

Records storage

The National Geological Records Centre (NGRC) holds a unique archive of documents created during the past two and a half centuries.

Library

Records storage

The BGS Library at Keyworth holds reference literature and documents to support bibliographical services to both BGS staff and members of the public.

Archives

Records storage

The online catalogue contains collection and item level descriptions relating to the holdings of our organisation. This includes manuscripts, bibliographic records, digital images of photographs and many other types of material held by us.

Contact

National Geological Repository
British Geological Survey
Environmental Science Centre
Keyworth
Nottingham
NG12 5GG

Email: enquiries@bgs.ac.uk
Tel: 0115 936 3100
Fax: 0115 936 3200