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“Incredible Kronosaurus Korner Richmond” 5 of 5 stars
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Kronosaurus Korner
91-93 Goldring Street, Richmond, Queensland 4822, Australia
+61 7 4741 3429
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Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Richmond
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Mareeba
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“Incredible Kronosaurus Korner Richmond”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Kronosaurus Korner is Australia’s premier marine fossil museum. It has a fascinating collection of prehistoric marine fossils. Krono is one of them a 10 metre giant marine reptile and Wanda is Australia’s largest fossilised fish.
We joined a guided tour run by the curator of the museum. The knowledge that was passed to us was astonishing and fancy seeing these huge creatures in their fossilised skin and down to the bones was just something out of this world setting off the imagination dreaming up landscapes and life forms of a time long ago.
There are also two dinosaurs to have a look at. The whole museum is exciting and it is very well laid out. The art images on the wall hangings really helps you visualise what the Flinders could have looked like them 100 million years ago.
Gary and Barbara Flewelling from Canada were at work as volunteers helping out in the preparation laboratory and they did a show and tell about the steps from excavation to making the fossils ready for display.
You can also do a self guided tour of the museum with hand held audio guides. There is also a DVD presentation to watch which we did not get around to do.
This is a great place to go to if you travel with kids. Kids will love the display and especially have fun at the Krono Kids Korner.
You can also go to Richmond’s free fossil hunting sites and bring back your findings for the museum staff to identify at no extra cost.

Visited May 2014
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Newcastle
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“Don't Miss It”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We had already seen the dinosaur attractions in Winton & nearly gave this one a miss but lucky we decided to give it a look. The fossils on display are many & varied. You certainly get an understanding of just how many dinosaurs must have inhabited the area.

Visited April 2014
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Australia
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“Worth the fee”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Even though it's not very big, it's a great little display of fossils from the area. Great to see little towns providing an incentive for tourists to stop and visit.

Visited December 2013
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Australia
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“A great depiction of the dinosaurs of the inland sea”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

A fantastic display of the aquatic dinosaurs of the once great inland sea at richmond. Our four and six year old loved the kids area which had a simulated dig and a dinosaur to uncover with paint brushes. Very simple but kept them happy. There were also books and puzzles for them to do. They provide personal listening devices like mobile phones which we were able to listen to if we chose as each display was numbered and you just selected those you wished to hear about. The kids didn't last very long on that one.
Nicely presented don't be put off by the reception in the foyer - we were a bit taken aback by the lack of greeting and enthusiasm at this museum. It had one of the best souvenir selections for children we saw and the vases and boxes turned from sea fossils were awesome if not local.

Visited October 2013
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“On the Dino Trail”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Well set out and informative displays with great audio and written descriptions. Well worth a visit and it also has a cafe attached where you can sit down and reflect on your visit. The research that they are doing to find new fossils is fascinating.

Visited November 2012
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