Schools Loan Service


Although the bulk of the material we hold is more suitable for the serious geology student at GCE 'A' level and above, much can be used to support GCSE Science at Key Stages 3 and 4.

We can provide samples of:-

Rocks all three rock types, igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic.

Mineral ores of all the major minerals.

Fossils plants and invertebrate fossils.

Meteorites small meteorites and polished slices, together with rocks of known meteoric origin.

Rock SetsFossil Sets

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Videos and DVDs currently available:-


A single DVD containing three chapters:-

The Rocks Endure (Shell: 21 minutes). Covers the composition of the Earth, the three main rock types - igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic and touches on geological processes such as mountian building, erosion, volcanoes and earthquakes.

The Rocks Provide (Shell: 26 minutes). Covers the industrial exploitation of rocks and minerals, their mining and uses.

Search for Oil (Shell: 18 minutes). Examines why an area is chosen for a survey and the way in which surveys are conducted and interpreted. This film looks at various types of survey, including seismic and aeromagnetic, and considers the factors that influence decisions about eventual drilling.


Dinosaurs and their Living Relatives (Natural History Museum: 43 minutes). Explores in five separate modules the evolution of Dinosaurs.

Geology at Staffordshire University (Staffordshire University: 13 minutes). An insight into life at University studying for a degree in Geology.

Stone Museum Publications also available:-

GeologyA guide to geological sites in the south east, the rocks and fossils that can be found there, together with information on access and travel information.
How the rocks have shaped industrial development in the south east from the working of flint tools during prehistory, through the wealden iron industry of tudor times, to the large scale extraction of chalk, sand and gravel of today.History
DictionaryOver 1200 terms used within the geological sciences explained in simple terms.
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Materials are normally provided on loan for a two week period, but this can be extended on request provided that the materials are not required by another school. Temporary exhibitions can also be arranged on at your school and full Public Liability Insurance is held by the Museum to cover such events - Click Here

Terms and Conditions:

Please send requests to:

Stone Museum of Geology
48 Milestone Road
Kent DA2 6DN

For further information, please write to the address shown above or send us an E-Mail

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