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Mineral/Geology Museums in Australia


PhotoMuseum NameLocationDetails

New South Wales

Australian Fossil and Mineral MuseumBathurst,
New South Wales
A collection of minerals and fossils from around the world.
Australian MuseumSydney,
New South Wales
The oldest museum in Australia, founded in 1845 by Earl Bathurst, then Secretary of State for the Colonies.
University of WollongongKeiraville,
New South Wales
A permanent display of the Howard Worner Collection is in the foyer of the Sciences Building (Building 41) of the Wollongong Campus.
W.B. Clark Geoscience CentreLondonderry,
New South Wales

NSW

Age of Fishes MuseumCanowindra,
NSW
From the website: "A chance discovery in 1955 revealed an extensive fossil bed dating from the Devonian Period. This 360-370 million year old fossil deposit contains the remains of thousands of freshwater fish. Many were new to science. The best of the fossils so far recovered are now on public display at Canowindra, ...
Crystal KingdomCoonabarabran,
NSW
From the website: "This was the first collection in Australia to display minerals and fossils from one local area only. This exhibit contains some of the world's rarest and most colourful zeolite crystals and rare fossils that are found nowhere else in the world." The museum houses a collection of zeolite minerals ...

Queensland

Crystal Caves MuseumAtherton,
Queensland
A private museum with over 600 minerals and fossils on display.
Minerals Heritage MuseumBrisbane,
Queensland
Queensland Museum & Science CenterSouth Brisbane,
Queensland

Tasmania

Tasmanian museum and art galleryHobart,
Tasmania
Tasmanian museum and art galleryHobart,
Tasmania
Tasmanian museum and art galleryHobart,
Tasmania
West Coast Heritage Centre Zeehan,
Tasmania
The Museum focuses on the mines and minerals of Western Tasmania. The collection is partly administered by the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Victoria

Museums VictoriaMelbourne,
Victoria
Museum Victoria cares for the state's scientific and cultural collections, providing visitor access, activities and events at four distinct venues: Melbourne Museum, Immigration Museum, Scienceworks and the Royal Exhibition Building.

Western Australia

Australian Prospectors & Miners Hall of Fame
(Permanently closed)
Kalgoorlie,
Western Australia
Immerse yourself in the mining industry. Go underground, pan for gold, and walk through the historic precincts. Discover the attractions that represent the past, present and future prospectors and miners of Australia. Closed in 2011. Now the site runs as the Hannans North Tourist Mine.
Edward de Courcy Clarke Earth Science MuseumCrawley, Perth,
Western Australia
Western Australian MuseumPerth,
Western Australia
The Western Australian Museum is the State’s premier cultural organisation, housing WA’s scientific and cultural collection. For over 120 years the Western Australian Museum has been making the State's natural and social heritage accessible and engaging through research, exhibitions and public programs. The ...
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