Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum is located in Bathurst Regional Council of New South Wales state. On the street of Howick Street and street number is 224. To communicate or ask something with the place, the Phone number is (02) 6331 5511. You can get more information from their website.
|Address:||224 Howick St, Bathurst NSW 2795, Australia|
|Phone:||(02) 6331 5511|
|Opening hours (Edit)|
|Monday:||9:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Tuesday:||9:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Thursday:||9:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Friday:||9:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Saturday:||9:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Sunday:||9:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
Really good collection of minerals and fossils
Good explanations for the displays, and interactive displays for kids.
The fossils are displayed in chronological order, which helps put them into context historically
The minerals are grouped into families by chemical structure, which is really cool to see how the same elements can be found in so many different forms.
Very extensive collection and very fun to look at the displays. Some of the minerals look like sea urchins or corals, and it is really cool to observe patterns in nature.
A fascinating wander through time.
Set in an historic building, you'll start by learning a little of Bathurst's education history. Then it's on to the half of the museum dedicated to minerals. Many hundreds of examples of minerals you've never heard of, with colours you've never imagined.
The second half of the museum is all fossils and dinosaur bones, taking you through time and evolution. For those interested in how the ancient plants and animals became fossils, or how they're dug out of the ground and prepared for display, you'll find a lot to entertain you.
Great for kids of all ages, with some interactive displays and multimedia.
We paid $15 per adult for entry. It took us about 90 minutes to have a good look around. The color and shapes of the minerals are amazing. The fossil section is great too and very interesting. There's a good gift shop with lots of fossils and rocks for sale.
It was generally a pleasant experience visiting the Fossil and Mineral Museum in Bathurst. One only needs about an hour or two (max of 3) to truly immerse him/herself inside the museum. The museum has a great collection of minerals and fossils much to my delight.
A good experience. The minerals were beautiful, and they were colourful and bright. Lots of different shapes and sizes of minerals. I just wanted to point out that Dominic is really nice, I recommend you pick him as your guide, as he is really funny and enjoyable to hang out with. the fossils looked interesting and it was fun. Thanks Dom!