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Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum – home of the Somerville Collection

The Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum is the home of the internationally renowned Somerville Collection. Highlights of Warren Somerville’s remarkable collection include a T.rex skeleton, dinosaur eggs and fossils from most stages of life on Earth as spectacular minerals from around the world.

When: Saturday, July 1 2017 till Friday, December 1 2017. 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum
224 Howick Street , Bathurst, NSW, 2795
Topic: Environment and nature
Cost: $14 adult, $10 concession, $8 child, $30 family.
Bookings: somerville@bathurst.nsw.gov.au
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The Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum – home of the Somerville Collection.

Situated in the heart of Bathurst, the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum is the home of the internationally renowned Somerville Collection, the lifetime works of Warren Somerville AM. It features some of the finest and rarest examples of minerals from around the world and scientifically significant fossils from Australia.

The centrepiece of the fossil gallery is a T. rex skeleton, surrounded by fossils from every stage of life on earth including dinosaur eggs, Australia’s largest collection of fossils in amber, fossils of early forms of life, and Australia’s unique opalised fossils.

The mineral gallery display is magnificent, with significant mineral specimens from around the world, crystals from over 100 Australian mine sites, as well as diamonds, sapphires, rubies, emeralds and other gems.

In our temporary exhibition gallery, Space Rocks, an Exhibition of meteorites and astrophotography by Ray Pickard from the Bathurst Observatory will be on display until 1 December 2017.

Open 10am – 4pm Mon – Sat and 10am – 2pm Sunday.

Additional Information:

Open 10am - 4pm Mon - Sat and 10am - 2pm Sunday.

Contact details:

Penny Packham
Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum
Email: somerville@bathurst.nsw.gov.au
Phone: 02 6331 5511

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