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Keyworth site details

Address and contact details

British Geological Survey
Environmental Science Centre
Nicker Hill
NG12 5GG

Tel: (+44) 0115 936 3100
Fax: (+44) 0115 936 3200

Postcode for sat nav: NG12 5GD

Get directions to this site

Directions by public transport

The nearest railway stations to BGS are Nottingham, East Midlands Parkway and Loughborough.

Onwards from Nottingham station: Bus service (Keyworth Connection) or taxi.

Onwards from East Midlands Parkway: Taxi ( there is no direct bus service from Ratcliffe-on-Soar to Keyworth).

Onwards from Loughborough station: Taxi (there is no direct bus service from Loughborough to Keyworth).

Visitors staying in Nottingham or West Bridgford can catch a bus to Keyworth, the Keyworth Connection, which runs from the Broadmarsh Bus Station in Nottingham. This bus route travels via Nottingham railway station (the bus stop is just outside the station on the right) through West Bridgford and on to Keyworth.

Please visit our Geology Shop in the Keyworth reception.

Geological Walk at BGS Keyworth.

Geological Walk

Visitors are welcome to pick up a guide leaflet from Reception and make a 3-billion-year journey back in time on our Geological Walk:

  • the Walk is normally open from 09.00 to 16.30 Monday to Friday (except public holidays and other advertised closures)
  • check the Walk is open before travelling by contacting or 0115 936 3143
  • groups of 10 or more should contact to 'book in' in advance
  • no dogs (except guide/assistance dogs)
  • pedestrian access only (no bicycles, scooters etc.)
  • visitors must sign in at Reception on arrival and sign out on leaving

We offer a limited number of guided tours of the BGS facilities, including a self-guided tour of the Geological Walk, for groups of 10 or more visitors. For information on dates and availability, please contact Enquiries.

Where to stay

  • Accommodation available within Keyworth.
  • Accommodation available outside Keyworth.

(Indicative room rates are quoted on the following pages — current rates may be different, please confirm all costs with the hotel when booking.)

William Smith Building

See details of one of the recent additions to the British Geological Survey (BGS) headquarters in Nottingham.