Albert Kersten Mining and Minerals Museum (GeoCentre)

The Albert Kersten Mining and Minerals Museum displays minerals, gems and interesting props regarding mining in Broken Hill and the town's special gift of minerals. This museum is not a static collection of rocks but a dynamic and active interpretive centre.

With the many hands-on exhibits, light, sound and movement, visitors can discover some of the beauty and mystery of the world of minerals. Learn about the science of crystals, explore the history of the planet; find out how the 'super giant' ore body formed in Broken Hill.
Uniquely designed cabinets display over 200 choice specimens at a time. Each of these specimens is individually lit so that they may be seen to their best possible advantage.

Please note that opening times change during March - November School Holidays. Opening times during this period are Monday - Saturday: 10am - 4pm (ACST).

Nearby events

  1. UnDiscover Broken Hill

    Wednesday 20 March 2019 to Friday 03 May 2019 , Broken Hill

    They invite you, UnDiscover the unique experiences that most tourists don’t know about. Make Broken Hill your next destination, be inspired and UnDiscover what Broken Hill has to offer. This exhibition is a culmination of research that…

    20 Mar - 03 May
  2. Broken Hill Community Markets

    Saturday 13 April 2019 to Saturday 09 November 2019 , Broken Hill

    Broken Hill Community Markets occur on the second Saturday morning of each month except in December when they have a Twilight Market after the Christmas Pageant. Regular stalls offer delicious food like freshly cooked sausage and onion…

    13 Apr - 09 Nov
  3. Heritage Festival Broken Hill

    Thursday 18 April 2019 to Sunday 28 April 2019 , Broken Hill

    The Heritage Festival is a showcase of the Nation's history through architecture, theatre, art, music, interactive tours and displays. The 2019 festival program focuses on mining and unions includes events for all age groups, visitors,…

    18 Apr - 28 Apr