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.

Nearby events

  1. Robert Groves | Cartoon Artist

    Tuesday 25 September 2018 to Friday 12 October 2018 , Broken Hill

    This exhibition is a collection of illustrations by cartoon artist Robert Groves. He drew inspiration from his 30 years of working in the mines. Robert Groves is well known for his wit and used his skills to draw hilarious safety posters th…

    25 Sep - 12 Oct
  2. Outback Challenge

    Wednesday 26 September 2018 to Saturday 28 September 2019 , Broken Hill

    The Outback Challenge is a seven day event catering to the best off-road vehicles, men and women from around the world. It is a cross country 4x4 event that uses the technology of GPS similar to that of the Paris to Dakar. Teams need the …

    26 Sep - 28 Sep
  3. Broken Hill Community Markets

    Saturday 13 October 2018 to Saturday 08 December 2018 , Broken Hill

    Broken Hill Community Markets occur on the second Saturday of each month. Come and meet the locals. The Markets run in the mornings every month except in December when they have a Twilight Market after the Christmas Pageant. Regular stal…

    13 Oct - 08 Dec