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Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum
Ranked #2 of 39 things to do in Bathurst
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Owner description: 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 collection include a T.rex skeleton, dinosaur eggs, fossils from most stages of life on Earth as well as spectacular examples of minerals from around the world. It is housed in the 1876 Public School building which underwent major refurbishment before being fitted out with stunningly beautiful exhibitions.
Reviewed July 29, 2013

a trip back in time is enjoyed at the museum,in the heart of bathurst,it is strategically placed for a leisurely visit created by local man warren sommerville.

The friendly staff made our vivit a pleasant experiance

Thank bob h
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

An extensive and well presented collection of fossils of all kinds and beautiful rocks of all persuasions. You will learn a lot from this small but very fascinating museum in the heart of Bathurst CBD

Thank Wendy2795
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Housed in the former Bathurst school, this compact museum is colourful and interesting. My 10 and 12 year olds both enjoyed it, especially the fascinating fossils. Educational and interesting, this is a world class collection. Well worth a visit.

Thank Rammy888
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

The collection of minerals and fossils in this museum is absolutely fantastic - an amazing variety of beautiful minerals and gemstones and fascinating fossils. They are also displayed so well that you can concentrate easily on almost every specimen without feeling that there is too much.
Bathurst is so lucky to have this wondeful collection!

Thank Lois H
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

Magnificent display of minerals & fossils. Bathurst is very fortunate to have been gifted this collection

1  Thank Wendy P
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