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. Autumn Colours Program

    Saturday 28 April 2018 to Sunday 13 May 2018 , Bathurst

    Autumn is traditionally the time when the Bathurst region focuses upon its rich and fascinating past, with many of the region’s historic sights brought to life through a series of tours and activities. These provide a rare opportunity to go…

    28 Apr - 13 May
  2. Bathurst Farmer’s Market

    Saturday 28 April 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 Apr - 27 Apr
  3. Bathurst Half Marathon

    Sunday 29 April 2018 , Bathurst

    The Bathurst Half Marathon and 10 kilometre run is a fast, flat event, usually run in cool conditions in the friendly town of Bathurst. It is well known as the best free sausage sizzle in NSW, which also includes a running race. Cash pr…

    29 Apr