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 Farmer’s Market

    Saturday 22 September 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…

    22 Sep - 27 Apr
  2. Bathurst Edgell Jog

    Sunday 23 September 2018 , Bathurst

    The annual Bathurst Edgell Jog is on again this September. Join the biggest 7.5 kilometre fun run in country New South Wales. Paper entry forms can be collected from Cityfit Bathurst, Sportspower Bathurst, Harvey World Travel, Sportscene B…

    23 Sep
  3. Bathurst AH and P Spring Horse Show

    Event dates to be confirmed: September 2018 , Bathurst

    Bathurst Agricultural, Horticultural and Pastoral Association present the Spring Horse Show over two days. The event includes an equestrian show, with competitive Showjumping, Hacking (ridden classes), Breed classes and timed skill event…

    29 Sep - 01 Oct