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Situated in the heart of Bathurst, the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum is the home of the internationally renowned Somerville Collection. The Somerville Collection is the lifetime work of Warren Somerville and highlights of this remarkable...more
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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224 Howick St, Bathurst, New South Wales 2795, Australia
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We visited the museum mid way on our drive from Dubbo to Sydney. The staff were very friendly and informative, and happy to chat about the exhibits and the building the collection is housed in. The old school building is fascinating, and a great space...More
We really enjoyed our visit here, it's quite a comprehensive collection, more than we expected! Adults and kids alike both enjoyed looking at the enormous variety of minerals and reading about where they were found and what some are used for that you wouldn't think...More
Good collection of minerals and fossils, with lots of signs stating where they were collected from, Australia and world wide and what they are, as well as uses for the minerals.
Good for all age groups 5yrs - 99 yrs
friendly informative staff
It is nearly impossible to put into words how interesting this museum is. The huge range and variety of minerals on display is mind blowing. They are not just lumps of rock. The cabinets contain an array of minerals with outstanding colour and shapes. Everywhere...More
Housing a significant amount of the Warren Somerville Gem and Mineral collection Collection along with excellent collection of fossils this museum is a little stunner and worth allowing a few hours in your visit to Bathurst.
One can learn a lot by visiting this nice museum. How the mineral crystals are formed, their generic shapes are clearly visible in the in-situ condition. Rock samples with stamped fossils are great to see. You can see the amber pieces with insects inside them...More
This is an outstanding attraction. Great for anyone into flosses dinosaurs and or anyone in general. Great value tickets and tickets that allow you into Australian Fossil & Mineral Museum, Chifley Home, National Motor Racing Museum and the Bathurst District Historical Society Museum. The pass...More
Friendly staff at the reception desk, well laid out and just a wonderful collection of minerals and fossils from around Australia and the world. I have visited a number of good displays in several countries and this one is right up there with them.
I went on "Selfie Day" when all the museums in Bathurst are free. This is more a mineral style museum than a fossil based one, and it's very small. What they do have on display is quite good, though at $14 for a full adult...More