Palaeontology

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...
New South Wales' leading non-metropolitan museum is housed in a converted brewery building, built in 1876. We provide permanent exhibitions on local themes (First World War, the 1989 earthquake, sport and Aboriginal people of the Hunter) together with a busy and varied touring exhibition schedule. During school holidays we often provide regular science shows on varying themes. Guided tours of the exhibits can be booked through the Museum Education Department.The collections concentrate on, but are not exclusively centred around, local, natural, social, domestic or industrial material and are...
The policy of the museum is to collect items relating to Paterson and the district - The collection is housed in the former Paterson Court House (1858-63) Fully restored externally and set in well maintained grounds. We extend country hospitality which complements the well accredited museum.The history of Paterson and District covering indigenous, white settlement, convict times to district development to present day in a relaxing well presented atmosphere.
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...
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.
Mary Mackillop place in the heart of North Sydney is a site of great historical and religious significance. In 1883 Mary Mackillop made it the headquarters of the Religious Order she founded to bring education to the poor in the bush and the city slums. It is famous as the place of her death and burial.
Well established now as a cultural & educational centre, it features the beautiful Memorial Chapel, the celebrated museum together with accommodation & conference facilities.
The temporary Centenary of Federation exhibition 'Dreams Made to Last' will be on display throughout...
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.
The exhibition of the Tambar Springs Diprotodon is situated in the Coonabarabran Visitor Information Centre/ The Bicentennial Exhibition building. It contains a skeleton of diprotodon and some other megafauna specimans. These exhibits are part of the Australian Museum Collection. The megafauna display opened in 1997. The Bicentennial Exhibition Building also houses displays on astronomy, geology, forestry and local history.The main exhibit is the skeleton of a diprotodon optatum, the largest known marsupial. It was discovered at Tambar Springs in 1979. The display also includes other...
The Winton and District Historical Society have operated the Qantilda Museum since 1972. The members of the society are volunteers who donate their time to help educate people about the pioneers who built the outback. During the 28 year existence of the historical society a huge collection of outback memorabilia and artworks have been accumulated, documented and set out in such a way as to educate people on the livelihood of the aboriginal inhabitants and, the livelihood of the districts settlers and their descendants. A reading room, which is frequently updated, provides an immense...
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 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 Museum of Tropical Queensland displays artefacts from the HMS Pandora, wrecked on the northern Great Barrier Reef in 1791 after capturing fourteen Bounty prisoners from Tahiti. It also houses a life-size replica of the Pandora bow. Other highlights are an interactive Science Centre, a brilliant selection of the world's best Coral collection from the Great Barrier Reef. Other major research collections are of marine mammals, dinosaur fossils and deep-sea animals from North Eastern Australia. Several displays in the museum focus on artefacts of indigenous people of the tropics, as well as...
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.
Founded in 1856, the Museum holds collections of natural and cultural history which are among the finest in Australia. Natural history displays of fossils, animals and minerals have an emphasis on South Australian specimens. The Museum's cultural history collections are renowned and include Australian Aboriginal, early Pacific and Ancient Egyptian cultures. The Museum Shop stocks quality merchandise, including Museum publications.The collection at the South Australian Museum has 3,000,000 natural science specimens, 446,000 library items, 100,000 anthropological items, 800 shelf metres of...
The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery is Launceston's cultural heartbeat and gateway to Tasmania's history and character. It tells the story of our lives and the time and place in which we live. It draws a map of who we are and where we've been. See separate Guide listings for the Community History Branch, the Inveresk museum site and the Launceston Planetarium.The Museum and Art Gallery holds collections of Australian colonial art, contemporary craft and design, Tasmanian history and natural sciences. Special features include a Chinese Temple, Planetarium and the interpretation of one of...
Glass display cabinets house one collection of hand-sized mineral specimens and five more extensive collections are displayed thematically. A small collection, thematic by Australian State. There is also a micro-mount collection of minerals; and a special section on Dookie and Cosgrove minerals. The fossil collection includes many specials: 2190,000,000 Stromatolites; South Australian Archaeocytha, Eocene Horse skull, cast of Archaeopteryx, bones and teeth of Diprotodon among the 2 000 or so fossils, mostly Australian. There are 5000 to 6000 mineral specimens. The mineral collection is...
The Kojonup Historical Society have been given the responsibility of two major historical buildings in Kojonup. The military barracks, built by the 51st regiment in 1845 as a military outpost, is now a museum featuring the building's past as the outpost, a school and a private residence. Elverd Cottage is a restored Pensioner Guard Cottage. One of a very few still featuring many of its original structures.The Kojonup Historical society also have a large collection of early photos, research material and over 1,000 objects ranging from household to farm machinery. A military room in the...
To me, the collections I have are all important, there is something most visitors are interested in, for example; utensils from yesteryear, information cards (with clearly typed details), most gemstones, stamps and shells (under glass). I have also written a small book on WA stones and where I got themThe private collection has been put together over many years. The hours that have been spent cutting, polishing and displaying the gemstones are too numerous to mention except to say it's a labour of love.
The museum is located inside the original Mingenew Government school, built in 1894. We are run solely by volunteers. We have two machinery sheds housing farming machinery and implements, some in working order. Located in a small rural community. We have a small collection of aboriginal artefacts. We also have a telephone exchange switchboard.Farming machinery, photographs, curios from the late 1800's to present day. Minutes from most of Mingenews sporting and community groups. Our main focus is on Minenew and it's development.
WA’s largest regional museum, the new Western Australian Museum Geraldton showcases the Mid West region with original displays that intrigue, inform and inspire.
Located on the waterfront on the magnificent Batavia Coast Marina, the building itself symbolises the meeting of the land and the sea, a theme that is present throughout the Museum.
Three permanent galleries are housed within the Museum - the Mid West Gallery, Shipwreck Gallery and Aboriginal Gallery as well as a travelling exhibition hall and theatrette screening re-enactments of the famous Batavia mutiny.
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