There is an unexpectedly large number of Geological Museums in Greece, scattered in different regions. These areas are not accidental, as most of them show great geological and palaeontological interest. Geological Museums are either stand-alone or often co-located with folklore ones.
They usually have rich collections of fossils, palaeontological findings, geological samples, minerals and ores, not only of the region in which they are located, but also from all over Greece and usually from abroad. They are collections of collectors who have collected them over the years and decided to donate them to a museum or a community in order to create a museum. In short, they reflect the wealth of the country in paleontological, geological, mineralogical and mining matter and could certainly be even more with intense and energetic presence.