The Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum is housed in the original 1876 Bathurst Public School building
The Fossil Gallery includes fossils from every stage of life on earth
The Thescelosaurus is the smallest of the three dinosuars on display
Dinosaur egg display with the Albertosaurus and T.rex skeletons
School students look a T.rex in the eye
The Mineral Gallery includes over 1000 mineral specimens from across the globe
Mineral Gallery display
The collection includes crystals from over 100 Australian mine sites, spectacular and significant mineral specimens from around the world
The collection includes crystals from over 100 Australian mine sites. This Cerussite specimen is from the spectacular Broken Hill dsplay
The Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum permanently houses the Somerville Collection of fossils and minerals – the lifetime work of Warren Somerville AM – and features some of the finest and rarest specimens of mineral crystals and fossils from around the world.
The internationally renowned collection is displayed in two main exhibitions – the Fossil Gallery and the Mineral Gallery.
The Fossil Gallery includes specimens from every major stage of life on Earth. The centrepiece of the exhibition is a Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton, a large collection of fossils in amber and unique Australian opalized fossils.
The mineral gallery holds a stunning collection of historically significant and irreplaceable mineral specimens from mine sites around the world. They show a large diversity of minerals from world-wide deposits and are of exceptional crystal perfection.
This unique resource has quite literally been billions of years in the making. Explore the natural history of our planet, travel through time in our unique fossil and mineral galleries and experience the wonder of ancient specimens that have been uncovered from deep within the Earth.
The Somerville Collection is in the custodianship of the Australian Museum with the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum managed by Bathurst Regional Council supported by the Somerville Collection Company
Annual membership will be available from 22 February 2020
Museum Pass Covers single entry to all museums and is valid for 2 weeks and offers 10% discount on retail items
Adult $45 Concession $30 Family $105 Child (school age) $21
Annual Membership Single Museum Covers annual entry to one of the four museums including 10% discount on retail items excluding Rail Café and 10% discount entry for visiting friends and relatives
Adult $50 Concession $40 Family $100 Child (school age) $25
Annual Membership All Museums Covers entry for all four museums including 10% discount on retail items excluding Rail Café and 10% discount entry for visiting friends and relatives
Adult $150 Concession $120 Family $300 Child (school age) $75
224 Howick Street
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm