How to find us

King penguins on quest. Volunteer Point, Falklands
King penguins on quest. Volunteer Point, Falklands ©

We are hosted by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), located in the Joseph Proudman Building on the University of Liverpool campus.

We are not open to the public. You must have a pre-arranged appointment with a member of staff to enter the building.

See our colour map Adobe PDF colour version of the BODC location map (347 KB) for more information.

Road

Parking

Visitor parking is available on Brownlow Street immediately in front of the Joseph Proudman Building. Charges operate at an hourly rate, payable on exit.

From M62

  1. At the end of the motorway, by the Rocket Public House, continue straight onto Bowring Park Road (A5080). Follow the signs for the City Centre.
  2. Keep in the middle lanes, at the traffic signals continue forward, signposted City Centre, Birkenhead and Wallasey.
  3. At the traffic signals continue forward onto the A5047, signposted City Centre.
  4. Continue along Edge Lane Drive/Edge Lane (A5047) passing Liverpool Innovation Park and the Botanic Park on the left.
  5. Continue straight over at the traffic lights onto Mount Vernon Road.
  6. At the major junction, ignore signposts for the City Centre, and travel straight over onto West Derby Street. The Royal Liverpool University Hospital will be on the right and University of Liverpool on the left.
  7. Just after the next set of traffic lights, with the Liverpool University School of Dentisty on the right, turn left into Brownlow Street. We are in the glass-fronted building on your right.

From M53

  1. At the end of the motorway continue through the tunnel (toll).
  2. On leaving the tunnel, get into middle lane (signposted City Centre).
  3. Continue round to left. Merge with A59 and stay in left lane.
  4. Go straight through the next three sets of traffic signals, staying in left-hand lane lane.
  5. Drive past John Moores University. At next traffic signals, turn left. Stay in right-hand lane.
  6. At next traffic signals, turn right into Norton Street. Drive past the National Express building on your right.
  7. At the next traffic signals, turn left into Pembroke Place.
  8. Continue along Pembroke Place/Pembroke Road until you pass the School of Tropical Medicine to your right.
  9. Turn immediately right, just before the traffic signals, into Brownlow Street. We are in the glass-fronted building on your right.

For other road approaches please refer to our map Adobe PDF colour version of the BODC location map (347 KB)

Rail

We are about fifteen minutes walk from Lime Street station.

  1. From the station, take the Lord Nelson Street exit (to the right). Walk past the taxi rank and turn right into Lord Nelson Street.
  2. Continue along Lord Nelson Street to the T junction and turn left into Seymour Street.
  3. At the crossroads intersection turn right into Pembroke Place.
  4. Continue along Pembroke Place/Pembroke Road until you pass the School of Tropical Medicine on your right.
  5. Turn right into Brownlow Street. We are in the glass-fronted building on your right.

Coach

We are about ten minutes walk from the National Express coach station on Norton Street.

  1. On disembarking, walk through the National Express building, taking a left past the ticket offices. On exiting the building, turn right. A Liverpool John Moores University building should be opposite.
  2. At the next set of traffic signals turn left. Walk past some bus stops.
  3. Continue along Pembroke Place/Pembroke Road until you pass the School of Tropical Medicine on your right.
  4. Turn right into Brownlow Street. We are in the glass-fronted building on your right.

For more information

Colour map Adobe PDF colour version of the BODC location map (347 KB)      enquiries@bodc.ac.uk
Visiting the University for travelling and staying in Liverpool