Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum

Billions of years in the making, this world class museum allows you to explore the natural history of our planet. In the unique fossil and mineral galleries you can travel through time, experiencing the wonder of ancient specimens that have been uncovered from deep within the earth!

Situated in the heart of Bathurst, the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum is the home of the internationally renowned Somerville Collection. It is housed in the 1876 Public School building which underwent major refurbishment before being fitted out with stunningly beautiful exhibitions. Close to 2000 fossil and mineral specimens are displayed in two main exhibitions - the MasterFoods Fossil Gallery and the Minerals Gallery.

Nearby events

  1. Bathurst Winter Festival

    Tuesday 17 July 2018 to Sunday 22 July 2018 , Bathurst

    A showcase of all that is vibrant, creative and unique in the region, this magical winter event sees building come alive through static and interactive illuminations that transform historic architecture and everyday spaces into unique wonde…

    17 Jul - 22 Jul
  2. Bathurst Farmer’s Market

    Saturday 28 July 2018 to Saturday 27 April 2019 , Bathurst

    A Lions Club of Bathurst Project. Wander through the pavilions and sample or buy fresh regional produce. The market’s aim is to encourage stalls with goods that are grown and / or produced within the Bathurst and Central West Regions. Loca…

    28 Jul - 27 Apr
  3. Bathurst Arts Trail

    Saturday 04 August 2018 to Sunday 05 August 2018 , Bathurst

    Painters, potters, glass artists, sculptors and printmakers showcase their talents in town and country studios and galleries. Look for the golden Bali flags that indicate artists' locations. Check availability of artists on website or at Ba…

    04 Aug - 05 Aug