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The Lyell Centre (British Geological Survey)

Door open days

26 September 2020

27 September 2020


The ?21m Lyell Centre opened in 2016 to house a pioneering research centre for Earth and marine science in joint venture between the British Geological Survey and Heriot-Watt University. The centre features state-of-the-art facilities including a 3D visualization suite and a large research aquarium.


Digital Events

Magnetic Pole Live Event

Join us, virtually, for a fascinating talk from a BGS/Lyell Centre expert on how the Earth’s magnetic field is created and why the North magnetic pole moves.

11:00am-12:00pm on Saturday the 26th of September.

Book now!

Digital Resources

Behind the scenes tours and interviews!

The Lyell Centre has created a wealth of resources and videos that you can explore this weekend! 

Check it out!

Key Information



  • Research Avenue South
  • Heriot-Watt University
  • Edinburgh
  • EH14 4AP