Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum

224 Howick Street , Bathurst NSW 2795

The Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum – home of the Somerville Collection, features fossils from every major period of life on Earth and a wide range of different mineral species from Australia and around the world.

Explore the natural history of our planet.

Look Australia’s only complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton in the eye.

Travel through time.

Learn about life on Earth from 2 billion year old single cell organisms to recent Australian megafauna.

See spectacular gold, gems and other precious minerals.

Discover what some everyday objects such as toothpaste, computer chips, camera film and car brake pads are made from.

Links to Science and Technology, HSIE, Science, Biology and Earth and Environmental Science. Types of Education Visit Education visits can be either:

  1. Self Guided Tour: Maximum number 150, $3.00 per student. Duration approximately 1 hour
  2. Guided Education Session: Maximum Number 90 $5 per student Duration approximately 1 ½ hours

Open: 10am – 4pm Monday – Saturday 10am – 2pm Sunday and Public Holidays.

The Museum is closed on the following public holidays: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

Admission Prices: Adult $8.50 Concession $6.50 Child $4.50 Family $21 Annual Passes are available

  • Classes/Education
  • Family/Kid-friendly
  • Indoor/Rainy Day
  • Recreation/Leisure
  • Science/Technology
Age Appropriateness
Cost Per Child
  • Free
  • $10
  • $20
  • $30
  • $50
  • $100
  • $100+

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