The National Stone Centre welcomes groups of all kinds – whether you are interested in geology, paleontology, natural history, ecology or industrial archaeology, we have something for everyone. U3A groups and geological societies are particularly welcome. 
  • Ample space for car and coach parking paid for by donations.
  • Gastro Pod Café on site for meals, snacks and drinks
  • We can provide a guide to lead a visit to the Geo-Trail or you can simply use our printed guide
  • Special group rates are available for  the guided Geo-Trail and for the Exhibition – please contact us to discuss

Employees from MPQC and the Institiute of Quarrying dropped by for a visit.

Spending the day at the site they had guided tours and participated in the activities on site.

 National Stone Centre Visit

All group leaders, whether taking part in NSC activities or supervising their own groups, must complete a Health and Safety Statement. Group leaders must contact us before the visit, and the Health and Safety Statement must be signed and returned to us before the group visit takes place.

Groups not requiring a guide are asked to make a reasonable donation towards the maintenance of the site – please contact us for further information.


How to book
1.    First check, by telephoning the National Stone Centre, to see if your chosen date is available before completing the booking form.
2.    Choose between filling out our online booking form or downloading the PDF form and sending it in by post
3.    Print out two copies of the Health & Safety Statement and return a signed copy with the completed booking form to the National Stone Centre.

Finally, please remember, this is a Site of Special Scientific Interest - fossil collecting and hammering is strictly forbidden.