Age Of Fishes Museum

Overview

The Age of Fishes Museum is located in Canowindra in the heart of the beautiful Central West of New South Wales and is the number one tourist attraction in the Canowindra area. It is located on the…

The Age of Fishes Museum is located in Canowindra in the heart of the beautiful Central West of New South Wales and is the number one tourist attraction in the Canowindra area. It is located on the edge of town in a flat and accessible area with easy parking.

Imagine a world ruled by fish! Long before the dinosaurs the mighty rivers of the Central West teamed with bizarre ancient fishes - fish with armoured shells, fish with lungs, and huge predators with jaws like crocodiles. Thousands of their fossils were found at Canowindra and give a unique glimpse into the Devonian Period - the 'Age of Fishes'.

The Museum displays many of these beautiful fossils together with live aquarium displays and wonderful recreations of life in the Devonian period, 360 million years ago.

The Age of Fishes Museum offers two permanent exhibitions, an education hub, a picnic area, and a geological time-walk set in beautiful gardens. Bring a picnic or barbecue in the peaceful grounds while the kids play on the giant games boards. Groups are welcome- please book in advance for groups of 10 or more.

There is also a well-stocked shop on site which includes local honey and produce as well as a huge range of fossils, educational items and gifts.

Actively welcomes people with access needs.

Caters for people who use a wheelchair.

Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)

Have a step free main entrance to the building and/or reception area (includes ramps or slopes with a maximum gradient of 1:14, otherwise are too steep for wheelchairs)
Have a wheelchair accessible toilet / shower and change room
Have an accessible public toilet which is unlocked
Have at least one wheelchair accessible parking space with wheelchair accessible signage clearly displayed (International standards are 3200mm wide x 2500 mm high)
Have grab rails in the bathroom
Have step free outdoor pathways (includes picnic areas, barbecues and shelters)
Offer multiple options for booking - web, email, phone
Provide seating in common areas including reception area

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