Natural History Museum

The National Dinosaur Museum focuses on the Earth's Prehistoric past and interpretation of the fossil record. The museum is home to the largest display of dinosaur material in Australia and a recipient of an Australian Tourism Award for Significant Region Attraction in 1997. The display centres on life during the Mesozoic Era, 251 to 65 million years ago - when Dinosaurs ruled the Earth. As a supplement there are also exhibits depicting life both before and after that time; depicting the astonishing variety of prehistoric life on Earth. Major dinosaur groups, Australian dinosaurs, marine...
Opening as the flagship for Centenary of Federation celebrations, the National Museum is the first in the country devoted to the stories of Australia and Australians, exploring the key issues, events and people that have shaped and influenced our nation. Rare and fascinating objects which illustrate the complex origins of the Australian continent and nation have been collected for the past 20 years and are the focus for the Museum's wide range of stoires and exhibitions. State of the art technology and exhibition design present these stories in an exciting and inventive manner, including...
This world standard collection is recognised as one of the finest private collections of its kind. It features an extensive range of opal in natural and cut slate, including an impressive display of local Tintenbar black opal. The museum also features; gems, minerals, gold, an outstanding collection of oriental carved figurines, diamonds from the ore, uncut and cut and rare coloured cognac and champagne diamonds.
The collection was given to the University of Sydney in 1887 by Sir William John Macleay, and incorporated the natural history and ethnographic collections of three members of the Macleay family. The collections are still of considerable research interest and great historical significance, and have been expanded to include historic scientific instruments and historic photographs. The museum has many nineteenth century features including elegant cedar display cases and an atmosphere of great charm and aesthetic appeal. Temporary exhibitions complement the permanent displays.700,000 insects...
The Australian Museum, established in 1827, was Australia's first museum. It holds unique and extensive collections of natural science and cultural artefacts. Extensive programs in research, education and exhibitions reflect the museum's focus on biodiversity and environmental issues, Australian fauna, evolution, the geological past, the cultural heritage of Aboriginal Australians and the peoples of the near Pacific and Indonesia, and the cultural diversity of the Australian population.Biological collections (Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Fishes, Insects, Arachnids, Molluscs, Marine...
This interactive museum and interpretive centre displays the best of the Broken Hill city mineral collection. The GeoCentre uses the wonders of Broken Hill geology to explain Earth Sciences, especially mineralogy, metallurgy and geological time.1000 - 2000 mineral specimens. Several hundred mining social history artefacts.
The Crystal Kingdom when established in 1974, was the first mineral museum in Australia to display minerals and fossils from the one locality only, the Warrumbungle Range. This concept is still adhered today. As more discoveries are made, these are added to the collection.Our collection of local minerals and fossils, "The minerals of the Warrumbungles", contains some of the most colourful and rare zeolite crystals in the world. The large variety of shapes and combinations of the local zeolite crystals makes this collection one of the best of its kind in the world.
The Age of Fishes Museum was created to house a collection of world-class Devonian fish fossils first discovered in 1956 near the township of Canowindra. After a major excavation in 1993, over 3500 well-preserved fossils were removed for further study. The best of these fossils are on public display, embedded in thick sandstone slabs up to two metres long.Approximately 180 slabs of sandstone weighing about 80 tonnes, and over 3,500 specimens of Devonian fish fossils.
Over the past three decades, the department of Biological Sciences has established an impressive teaching collection of zoological specimens and other objects. The Biological Sciences Museum is dedicated to the preservation and curation of this collection. Most exhibits are concerned with the unique Australian native flora and fauna. While these exhibits cover a wide range of topics, they always return to the common theme of evolution, biodiversity and conservation of Australian wildlife.The collection contains some 10, 000 objects. The collection looks at corals and shells, insects, reptiles...
The Zoology Museum is housed in the Department of Zoology and holds collections of vertebrate and invertebrate animals which are used in teaching, research and public education programs. First started in 1911, the collection has grown to accommodate in excess of 20,000 specimens.Over 20,000 specimens
The stone house was constructed in the 1880s. The Museum features local historical items of interest, including photographs, machinery, communications and cultural materials from the local area.The Stone House, The Fossil Museum, The Howard Cottage with photographs, medical and local items, rural items.
The Treasures of the Earth is where you see wonders beyond your imagination. Sixty years of effort have produced a mind boggling display of minerals and items made from them representing very different treasures out of the earth and outer space. Recommended for the person who has imagination, is mentally alert, admires great beauty and appreciates wonders. For all ages and depths of knowledge.125 show cases
The collection consists of earth science materials: rocks, minerals, fossils, thin sections and cores. Some are displayed in glass cabinets with explanatory details. Several large teaching specimens (up to 8 tonnes each) are featured in the outdoor landscaped rock garden.Approximately 50,000 catalogued items; several thousand uncatalogued items
The Crystal Caves is an adventure museum featuring crystallised mineral specimens and fossils from around the world. The Museum is built like a cave. Visitors wear a helmet with a light attached, and traverse passages and "tunnels" which are highlighted by special filtered lights. The result is a spectacular array of colour gleaming from the exhibits - a mineralogical museum with a difference, the most spectacular collection in Australia!700 mineral specimens.
The collection celebrates the culture, arts and crafts of the indigenous people of Oceania. It concentrates on Australia, the Torres Straits, New Guinea and island Melanesia, and to a lesser extent Polynesia and Micronesia. There are also some comparative holdings from such places as Africa and Southeast Asia. The collection covers many aspects of daily life, including hunting and gathering, fishing, body adornment, trade, ceremonial, tools and weaponry.18,000 ethnographic items, 6,000 archaeological items plus 6,000 photographs and 600 historic items
The Cobb & Co Museum displays Australia's finest collection of horse-drawn vehicles, and can provide expert advice on the history and technology of Australian horse-drawn vehicles. Training programs are available in heritage trades, and conservation and accessioning for museum personnel. The Museum provides skill based learning programs for preschool, primary, secondary and special needs students. There is an extensive range of Cobb & Co Museum merchandise, publications, education resources, heritage maps, photographs and posters available through the bookshop's mail order catalogue...
The Cooktown Museum is a museum of maritime history with a focus on Cape York/Torres Strait Islands and the surrounding regions. The museum's collection is a tribute to seafaring men who brought civilisation to the Far North. The pioneering history, the gold rush, early cyclones, early discovery, shipping and Chinese migration are just some of the themes depicted in the museum's collection.The collection consists of over 300 photographs and newspaper cuttings; 600 marine specimens including a shell collection; 11 model ships; 5 anchors; 2 gold skips; 8 canoes and other maritime memorabilia.
The entrance to this museum is via a five metre high big shell, representing the special nature of the museum. Inside is a wide variety of (mainly Australian) shells displayed in cabinets. There are other interesting specimens from the sea, including huge giant clams, turtle carapaces, king crabs, whale bones and a variety of corals. Also some fascinating rock samples, including a large piece of petrified wood. The shell theme is emphasised by the shop's main stock of shells for sale, but many other items, such as souvenirs of coloured sand, local crafts, and leather hats, belts etc. (...
The museum's collection was commenced by the late Arther Jeffrey in 1972 and is housed in two buildings. The original museum has been moved to its present site and restored to hold memorabilia of early shire life. The main building houses Maritime and Endeavour displays, aboriginal artefacts, a photographic display and the reading room. Also on display are natural history objects including Sir Joseph Banks' plant studies, as well as coral, shell, fossil and rock collections .Significant items in the collection include the Endeavour voyage book, objects relating to Banks and Solander and their...
Over 50,000 marine molluscs from all over the world fully identified with habitat and locality data. Supporting displays on mans use of shells over the ages. Educational displays on growth, colour ect.The Museum's mission is to introduce the public to the amazing world of shells. It is one of the larger public displays of sea shells in Australia. It is housed in a new specially designed building.

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