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 Truck Show

    Saturday 17 November 2018 , Bathurst

    See over 100 big rigs on display with all makes and models ranging from Kenworth to Volvo, Western Star and Mack plus much more, from vintage to the latest models it will all be polished and proudly on show. Trade stalls will also be on…

    17 Nov
  2. Bathurst Miniature Railway

    Sunday 18 November 2018 to Sunday 16 June 2019 , Bathurst

    Bathurst Miniature Railway - operates every third Sunday of the month. The Miniature Railway is located next to the Tennis Centre in Durham Street. Train rides are available weather permitting and passengers must wear covered footwear. …

    18 Nov - 16 Jun