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    See T.rex in Bathurst at the spectacular Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum - home of the Somerville Collection. Situated in the heart of Bathurst, the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum is the home of the internationally renowned Somerville Collection. It is housed in the 1876 Public School building and features some of the finest and rarest examples of minerals from around the world and scientifically significant fossils from Australia. The Somerville Collection is the lifetime work... Read more

    Local History Museum telling the story of early settlement along the Murray River. Lots of artifacts and photographs, huge archival collection. Research Services available. Children's program and activity sheets. Echuca Historical Society Museum & Research Centre has a strong focus on recording the early settlement along the Murray River and has an extensive collection of photos and archives. Preserving our past for the future. In a modest building, shaded by 2 ancient Moreton Bay Fig Trees looking... Read more

    The Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, located near Caboolture, Queensland, is a treasure house of world history, that you will not find anywhere in Australia. Mapping human history for 500,000 years, this museum’s vision is to enrich lives through the stories created from its collections. And what stories it has for you! The past unfolds like a storybook of the centuries...prehistoric hunters, the age of bronze and gold, great civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia and Greece, the iron legions... Read more

    Welcome to the Golden Dragon Museum, the ‘Chinese Cultural Centre of Australia’. The museum opened in 1991 to document, interpret and preserve the Chinese heritage in Australia. Come, enjoy and learn about the Chinese experience of the Bendigo goldfields, from the past to the present. See the colourful display of the ‘living’ collection of the Chinese dragons and associated regalia used in the annual Bendigo Easter procession, to help raise funds for local charities since 1871. The Golden Dragon... Read more

    The National Trust is a not-for-profit organisation that works to protect our build, natural and cultural heritage. We have mansions, gardens, a tall ship and a gaol ready to be explored. We also host many events including Rippon Lea's Teddy Bears' Picnic, Easter Fun Days, and Pirate Sundays! Read more

    Explore Australia’s rural heritage and find over an acre of treasures that have shaped this nation. Featuring the only Ambulance Museum in New South Wales, the Rural Fire Service Museum, Sir Donald Bradman’s first home, Wiradjuri Keeping Place and much more. See the Museum come to life at Annul Open Day on the second Saturday in March. Read more

    Carss Cottage is a beautiful old sandstone Cottage built by William Carss between 1863 and 1865 for his retirement. It is now a Museum displaying and preserving historical items from the late 1800's early 1900's, particularly local history and is run by Kogarah Historical Society. The Museum opens every Sunday from 1pm to 5pm in summer months and at other times for booked tours. Entry on Sundays is $2.00 for adults, 50 cents for children of school age. Tour groups pay $5.00 (carers/drivers free)... Read more

    Learn about the area's traditional landowners, the establishment of the English colony and the time when sailors, whalers and traders made The Rocks their home; through to the 1970s union-led protests which preserved this unique part of Sydney for future generations to explore and enjoy. Read more

    Duldig Studio, in East Malvern, Victoria, is the former home and studio of internationally recognised sculptor Karl Duldig (1902 to 1986) and his wife, artist and inventor Slawa Duldig (née Horowitz) (1902 to 1975). Opened in 1996 as a house museum, in 2002 it transitioned into a public house museum and art gallery. In the artists’ charming former home, garden and studio, the sculptures, drawings, paintings and decorative arts tell the story of their creative lives in Vienna, Singapore and Melbourne.... Read more

    The Museum and Art Gallery of the NT (MAGNT) is a great place to bring your family for a FREE fun day out. There are many fascinating creatures on display and the kids will love learning about 'Sweetheart', the preserved 5.1m Saltwater Crocodile on display. Little Explorers is a also a free wet season educational program (October - April) on Fridays from 9.30 – 11am at the MAGNT's Discovery Centre. It's aimed at kids aged 2 to 4 years but toddlers and babies are also welcome. We'll paint, draw,... Read more

    The considerable changes in technology, developed alongside the motor vehicle from 1880 changed the way we live. The museum proudly embraces this technology and provides a showcase of many of these items alongside the vehicles of the period! The museum hosts 4000 sq. m of display area and is the second largest museum and motoring reference library in Australia. The museum is the custodian to several vehicles and artefacts that are the only surviving pieces of its kind left in the world. The... Read more

    Come and experience the history elegance and style of one of Australia`s finest automobile museums. We are open every day (except Christmas day) 9 am - 5 pm, Winter 10 am - 4 pm. Read more

    The NSW Schoolhouse Museum provides a glimpse of schooling from the past. The museum is a popular excursion venue for schools. Students participate in hands-on education interacting with artefacts and re-enacting early school lessons. The museum is open for pre-booked school excursions and public visits by appointment. Read more

    Discover Built on the site of No.10 Elementary Flying Training School, the award winning Temora Aviation Museum is home to a world-class flying collection of Australian ex-military aircraft. Here you can: • Take a guided tour with our knowledgeable volunteers • Explore the aircraft collection at your own pace with informative audio-visual presentations • Acquaint yourself with the Museum’s history in the 38-seat surround sound theatre • Watch our engineers at work from the viewing gallery •... Read more

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    Largest undercover railway museum in Australia. Almost 100 railway exhibits - steam locomotives, diesel locomotives, railcars, passenger carriages, Tea & Sugar train, model railway, theatrette, train rides included and large book and souvenir shop. Read more

    The Ballarat Tramway Museum is staffed by volunteer members who are dedicated to the task of preserving and operating part of the former Ballarat street tramways. Trams operates between 12:30 and 5pm every weekend and public holiday and during the Victorian school holidays. The trams run along Wendouree Parade through the beautiful and historic Botanical Gardens. Nearby Lake Wendouree is visible for most of the journey of fifteen to twenty minutes. During 2015 there is a special display at the... Read more

    The Powerhouse Discovery Centre: Collection Stores at Castle Hill is the Powerhouse Museum’s, publicly-accessible, museum storage and collection care facility. The centrepiece of the Discovery Centre is the Display Store, a museum housing thousands of objects including historic steam engines, cars, trams and planes. It also includes thousands of objects displayed in drawers and shelf units that provide a world of discovery for children of all ages. The Powerhouse Discovery Centre offers a range of... Read more

    The South Australian Museum is committed to making Australia’s natural and cultural heritage accessible, engaging and fun. The Museum offers five floors of intriguing displays for visitors to explore, along with regularly changing special exhibitions and a range of programs that appeal to all ages. The South Australian Museum is a destination that will excite, delight and engage visitors. Read more

    Town of Claremont's Freshwater Bay Museum is a local community history museum that was established in 1975. The building is the original Freshwater Bay School, which was built in 1862, and later became a place of worship, a boarding house and a police station. Funded by the Town of Claremont the museum collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits the cultural heritage of Claremont and the Freshwater Bay area. In addition to permanent displays the museum holds themed temporary exhibitions on a regular... Read more

    Museums Victoria is Australias largest public museum organisation. Our museums are: Melbourne Museum, Immigration Museum and Scienceworks. Read more

    The Tramway Museum St Kilda preserves and operates examples of Adelaide's tramway history on a 1.6km track between the Museum and the St Kilda Playground. The Museum is open Sundays, Public Holidays and on Wednesdays during School Holidays - 12 noon to 5pm. School charters and group visits can also be arranged as special visits at other times. Read more

    Hurstville City Museum & Gallery is dedicated to preserving the unique history of the St George region as well as working with local multicultural communities to develop exciting art and history exhibitions and public programs. Read more

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    We are a not for profit, registered charity and a true community museum. As Australia's leading Fire Museum & Fire Collectibles Shop with over 30 years experience, we pride ourselves on quality and service. Many of us at the Museum are Firefighters. All profits raised go to educating our families to the dangers of fire and preserving the heritage of the communities bravest. Open 7 days per week. 9.30am to 4.30pm Monday-Sunday & Holidays. Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day... Read more

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