The Tweed Regional Museum in Murwillumbah is home to the Adrian Smith Mineral Collection, containing over 500 mineral specimens and 300 gemstones, as well as meteorite samples from outer space. Adrian Smith had a passion for gems and minerals and spent a lifetime collecting around the world.
The Museum also displays a stunning collection of thunder eggs. These spherical wonders are found in the silica-rich volcanic landscape of the Tweed area and tell a story of the molten lava that once flowed through the area over 20 million years ago.
The research library is available for public use.
The Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm. Admission is free.