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Geologists' Association

A Charitable organization serving the interests of both amateur and professional geologists throughout the breadth of the United Kingdom since 1858, the Geologists' Association has consistently promoted the study of geology and helped geologists to widen and deepen their knowledge.

http://www.geologistsassociation.org.uk/
Fossils of the Gault Clay and Folkestone Beds of Kent, UK

Lots of local fossil information and pictures.

http://www.gaultammonite.co.uk/
Sheppey Fossils

Lower Eocene fossils of the London Clay from the Isle of Sheppey Useful links to other fossil websites.

http://www.sheppeyfossils.com
Open University Geological Society (SE Branch)

The SE branch of the OUGS is the focus for members in Kent, Surrey and Sussex. The group organises meetings and field trips. In 2002/2003 field trips included visits to Tayvallich in Argyll, Pembrokeshire and the Forest of Dean.

http://www.ougs.org/southeast
Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Art Gallery

Maidstone Museum is well worth a visit. Its collection of appriximately 5000 mineral specimens dates from the early nineteenth century, and there is a fine collection of fossils from Kent. In addition to a fine collection of fossils and minerals in its Geology section the museum has many other excellent exhibits. Through Richard Davis, the Honorary Natural History Librarian, KGG members have access to the reference library in the Museum. The reference library has an almost complete set of Palaeontographical Society Monographs and Proceedings of the Geologists' Association from the early 1900s to the present.

https://museum.maidstone.gov.uk/explore/collections/geology/
Kent Geologists' Group

The Kent Geologists' Group is a growing local society of people who are interested in all aspects of geology, but especially in the geology of Kent. The membership includes palaeontologists and fossil collectors, mineralogists and mineral collectors, stratigraphers and others. This mix of people and subjects makes for a very friendly group.

http://www.kgg.org.uk
Medway Fossil and Mineral Society - MFMS

This very active group meets every week on Wednesday and, in July each year, hosts the Medway Mineral and Fossil show at Chatham.

http://www.mfms.org.uk/
Kent and Medway Biological Records Centre - KMBRC

The Kent & Medway Biological Records Centre (KMBRC) based at Tyland Barn, near Maidstone, maintains a database of Kent's wildlife and habitats. Everyone in the county can now help to safeguard local wildlife simply by passing on any biological records to KMBRC.

http://www.kmbrc.org.uk
Kent Landscape Information System - K-LIS

The K-LIS website enables better informed decision-making by providing detailed information on Kent's landscape and biodiversity.

http://webapps.kent.gov.uk/KCC.KLIS.Web.Sites.Public/Default.aspx
The National Trust

The National Trust was founded in 1895 to preserve places of historic interest or natural beauty permanently for the nation to enjoy.

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Natural England

Natural England was formed by bringing together English Nature, the landscape, access and recreation elements of the Countryside Agency and the environmental land management functions of the Rural Development Service. Kent RIGS received valuable funding from English Nature, and will continue to work with Natural England for geoconservation.

http://www.natural-england.org.uk/
Kent Mining Museum

Built on the site of Kent’s last working coal mine at Betteshanger, Kent Mining Museum will share and celebrate the mining and energy heritage of Kent – from coal mining through to sustainable energy. It is scheduled to open in late 2018.

https://www.betteshanger-park.co.uk/kent-mining-museum/
The Seaside Museum

The Seaside Museum in Herne Bay has a fine display of fossils from the local Paleocene deposits, London Clay and Pleistocene. They also run a number of geology related events each year.

http://theseasidemuseumhernebay.org/
Whitstable Museum

Local London Clay and Pleistocene fossils can be seen on display.

http://www.whitstablemuseum.org/
Folkestone Museum

The Museum, which was re-established in 2017 has a substantial display of local Cretaceous fossils including material from the Lower Greensand, Gault (Clay) Formation and the Chalk. The museum also runs regular series of geology related activities, events and talks.

https://folkestonemuseum.co.uk/
GeoConservationUK

GeoConservationUK has a membership of over 50 Local Geoconservation Groups, lately known as RIGS Groups (Regionally Important Geological and geomorphological Sites) across the British Isles.

GeoConservationUK exists to promote local "Geo" sites for education and public benefit and works towards a British Isles perspective, focusing on the common purposes and issues of local interest to Groups.

http://wiki.geoconservationuk.org.uk/index.php5?title=Main_Page