Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum Bathurst
Where is it at?
Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum
224 Howick Street
Tel: 02 6331 5511
Where are we going today?
Have you heard of the Somerville Collection? Well kids, if you haven't, the best place to learn ALL about it is at the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum!
You see, this collection is the lifetime works of a man named Warren Somerville AM, which includes some of the rarest and finest mineral crystals and fossils from all around the world!
Don't miss the specimens from a number of the most important mines in the world - including Australia! Kids can see formations of rocks and minerals, and learn all about mineral locations, and even crystal structure.
There are even rare formations, and crystallised gold too! The fossil gallery features specimens from all the major stages of life on Earth - which means, yes, dinosaurs!
The Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum displays THREE dinosaurs, including the T-Rex skeleton. The collection also includes the LARGEST collection of fossils in Amber in the entire country, as well as fossilised dinosaur eggs and even fossils of some of the early forms of life.
There are temporary exhibits within the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum too, so there is always something fun to explore next time you visit!
Don't miss the FUN events that the museum feature throughout the year too, including Dinosaur Day and Torch Light Tours.
It really is great family fun!
Kids - say hi to the T-Rex for us - ROAR!!
How much does it cost?
- Children$8 (Ages 5-16)
- Free Under: 5 years
When can we go?
10am - 4pm Mon - Sat / 10am - 2pm Sun.
Closed on Dec 25th/26th, and New Years Day
You can enjoy self-guided tours, as well as guided tours, and even education sessions. Make sure you book ahead, and groups can arrive at 9am by appointment. .
Grab something in the area - there are plenty of places to enjoy food in Bathurst!.
Any Top Tips?
Make sure you check the dates for the events that the museum put on, because they are great for the kids to attend!.
Need a little extra help?
Speak to staff to find out all about the accessibility of the museum!.
Can I get one of those?
There is a shop where you can pick up great gifts and souvenirs, as well as kids items too!.
What people are saying?
by Lauren griffin
Such a lovely museum, great for young kids especially doing a museum visit for the first time. Staff are friendly, informative, and approachable. Would recommend this place for everyone.
by Evita Primiari
Nice little collection of fossils and rocks. Took about 45 minutes to see. Was good but perhaps overpriced
by Joel McManus
I hadn't seen any thing like it