The museums are open 7 days a week during NSW school holidays!

Fossil and


Collections such as The Somerville Collection are usually only available in capital cities, to have one in regional Australia is very special.

Fossils: as well as a T.rex skeleton, the fossil gallery also includes other dinosaur skeletons and fossils, a sabre tooth cat skull, Australia’s largest collection of fossils in amber, fossil dinosaur eggs, some of the oldest fossils of early forms of life, and a large collection of Australia’s unique opalised fossils.

Minerals: rare formations, crystallised gold, raw gemstones and delicate uranium.


The museum is a fun and educational destination for families to explore the natural history of our planet. View scientifically significant fossils, gold and other minerals, learn about their uses, and be inspired by Australia’s most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton.

We have an accessible toilet and baby change table as well as picnic tables in our outside courtyard a well stocked gift shop.

The Dino-store exhibition

At the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum

So, you want a pet dinosaur? The Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum’s latest exhibition is themed as a dinosaur pet shop with answers to all the important dino-pet concerns.

With a junior Stegosaurs, Utahraptor or Monolophosaurus you could pat, the exhibition will help answer the question ‘If I had a real dinosaur what dinosaur would I choose?’ You may even find out that you already have one.

The Dino-store is on display at the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, 224 Howick Street Bathurst.

Open 6 days per week 9am – 4.30pm (closed Wednesday). Open 7 days during NSW school holidays. The exhibition is included with museum admission.


Dinosaurs in the Dark Torchlight Tours

Why not spend an evening locked in the dark of the museum with dinosaurs, armed only with a torch?

Check back here for updates regarding Torchlight Tours.