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 Farmers' Market

    Saturday 26 January 2019 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. …

    26 Jan - 27 Apr
  2. Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour

    Thursday 31 January 2019 to Sunday 03 February 2019 , Bathurst

    Mount Panorama is set to launch the Australian motorsport season, when the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour returns. Australia’s International Endurance Race has become one of the most iconic races on the GT calendar, with 12 hours of bumper…

    31 Jan - 03 Feb