BGS London Geology Shop

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Due to the current COVID-19 lockdown situation, the London Geology Shop is closed until further notice.


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 (e.g. 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).

Opening hours

Our London shop is currently closed in line with government restrictions placed on London. We hope to see you again in the near future.


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.

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Exhibition Road timelapse showing directions to the BGS shop. BGS © UKRI.

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.

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Cromwell Road timelapse showing directions to the BGS Shop. BGS © UKRI.

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 email us first so we can check if your requested material is available.

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

  • Geological maps of the UK at varying scales
  • Memoirs, British regional geology guides, sheet explanations and sheet descriptions
  • Research and technical reports
  • 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)
  • Minerals: 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)

Contact and address

British Geological Survey
Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road

Telephone: 0207 589 4090

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