Museums & Resources
Essex Rock and Mineral Society is affiliated to the Geologists' Association: www.geologistsassociation.org.uk
Essex geology is represented in Museums in and around Essex and in visitor centres at Essex Country Parks and at the Essex Field Club at Wat Tyler Visitor Centre at Pitsea.
GeoEssex, Essex Field Club and Essex Wildlife Trust have resources with geological content.
Saffron Walden Museum has a geology gallery, with good reference material.
Chelmsford Museum at Oaklands Park Chelmsford has a geological reference room, but this will be closed permanently soon. We have yet to discover what geological specimens and information will appear after the renewal program.
Braintree Museum has a few geological specimens and a thriving programme of family days and events, and helpful staff.
Colchester Museum has a Geology and Climate exhibition.
Ipswich Museum, although over the border, has a very good reference collection relevant to Essex geology. See this before it disappears!