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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 of Warren Somerville AM and one of the most spectacular collections in the world. The specimens currently on display in the Museum represent about one quarter of the total Collection. Highlights from the mineral collection include crystals from over 100 Australian mine sites, spectacular and significant mineral specimens from around the world as well as diamonds, sapphires, rubies, emeralds and other gems. Features of the fossil collection include a T. rex skeleton, dinosaur eggs, Australia’s ...

    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 ... Read more Dragon Museum has a gift shop, education/conference centre, research library, Chinese Classical Gardens and Kuan Yum (Guan Yin) Temple. We provide groups with guided tours. Our general guided tour presents the history of the Chinese in Bendigo and includes a commentary on some of the amazing artifacts in the collection. We also offer special tours for secondary school students. These include; a Year 7 Ancient History Tour, a Year 9 Immigration History Tour and a VCE History Revolutions: China ...

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    The Museum, formally established in 1955 with the intention of being an operating museum where visitors could experience what would subsequently become a past era of public transportation in Sydney, ultimately opened as such in March 1965 amongst the trees of The Royal National Park on the eastern side Princes Hwy. at Loftus, adjacent to the railway to the Park. Later relocated nearby to the present site adjacent to Loftus Railway Station (Waterfall Line) and opened in March 1988, in part as a Bicentennial ... Read more Project, the museum has a large display hall featuring a number of historic Sydney trams, including the prison tram, plus a selection of trams from interstate and overseas, along with a comprehensive photographic display. Trams operate on the museum line northwards (approx. 1 km.) towards Sutherland, terminating approx. 500 metres short of Sutherland Station and southwards (approx. 2 km.) into The Royal National Park on the former railway line and terminating at the former railway ...

    Looking for something different to do in Canberra? The National Dinosaur Museum offers a trip into our prehistoric past like no other. With Australia’s largest permanent display of dinosaur fossils and models, guests of all ages will learn something new about these fascinating creatures and the world they inhabited. Through self-guided exploration, visitors are encouraged to delve into the long and unique prehistory of Australia through our interactive exhibits. Learn how dinosaurs throughout ... Read more the world lived and thrived for over a 150 million years on our planet before their eventual extinction. Walk through more than 600 million years of geologic time on our planet and discover how life has evolved and changed over time. Visitors to the museum are encouraged to fully immerse themselves in the interactive activities that are on offer, such as touching a 500 million year old fossil, a 150kg meteorite, or even a piece of 100 million year old dinosaur dung! Special activities are ...

    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.

    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 Museum "Trammies at War" remembering the contribution of the Ballarat tram workers to the First World War.

    The Woodworks Museum and Interpretive Centre re-defines the Forestry Story through live demonstration, science-based education and state-of-the-art interpretation. You will see fascinating relics of forest history, lovingly restored and working in live demonstrations.You will also see a broad range of interpretive displays on the region’s forest industry, from its historical roots through to modern-day machinery and forest management techniques. Gain a better understanding of the region’s unique ... Read more forest ecosystems and the role they play in the landscape and the carbon cycle.

    With 4000 sq. m of display space and the second biggest museum of its kind in Australia, we have an assortment of historic motor vehicles, motor bikes, petrol pumps, bicycles, gramophones, radios, sewing machines, lawnmowers, weighing scales, badges, irons, tools, numerous signs, typewriters, telephones, extensive reference library and the list goes on and on. Displays aim at providing a perspective view of not only motor vehicles but parallel technological development, particularly of the period ... Read more c.1880 to 1950. Our oldest vehicle is an Australian built 1904 Innes motorcar. We have one of only two surviving examples of a range of motorcycles manufactured by Australian David Spencer c.1906. The Australian MOTORLIFE Museum has a great deal to interest everyone, young and old alike, with an insight into the history of motoring through its showcase of historic vehicles and memorabilia. The museum is willing to accept donations of vehicles or other memorabilia of the time which will be displayed ...

    • 1 Dickson Street, Echuca, VIC 3564

    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 over the River Murray, is a priceless collection of the riverboat era and early life in Echuca. Echuca Historical Society Museum operating from the Old Cop Shop, an 1869 Police Station and Lock up and is classified by the National Trust. Many documents and memorabilia can be found at the Museum including river charts, records of floods, paddlesteamers that traveled up and down the mighty Murray, as well as extensive family history and stories of the men and women who made their life in ...

    Take the Opportunity to get Close-Up and Touch the CJFM Fighter Collection Classic Jets Fighter Museum is located an easy 20 minutes drive North of Adelaide en route to the world famous Barossa Valley wineries and vineyards. Set aside time to see an impressive display of historical RAAF and RAN Jet Aircraft and Classic WWII Pacific Conflict Fighter Aircraft. Sit behind the controls of our RAAF Mirage, Sabre and RAN Sea Venom Jet Fighters. Follow the progress of our rare F4U-1 "birdcage" ... Read more Corsair in our Restoration Hangar. (Operational Wednesday to Friday) Escorted tours 7 days a week. Browse the many rare Military aviation artifacts on display. See our displays of conventional, radial and jet aircraft engines. Chance Vought F4U-1 Corsair 02270 The Classic Jets Fighter Museum has salvaged an F4U-1 S/N 02270, from Vanuatu, where it force landed in a lagoon, near Quoin Hill fighter strip on the 5 th May 1944. The Corsair’s pilot Captain James Vittitoe escaped uninjured. ...

    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 of Rome, medieval knights, and plagues, the illuminated manuscripts, the glories of Renaissance Europe and beautiful art of India, the Regenct era and the far east. All in one Museum! We also offer group tours taking in local mountain and beach heritage sites; we offer tours of the amazing stained glass in the Abbey Church - complete with our without mornign tea or luch, and we offer school tours supporting the Department of Education's history curriculum taking in ancient Egyptian mummifications, ...

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    Validity: from 08 Apr 2019 to 12 Apr 2019

    Roman Family Fun Week - Family of six (2 adults and up to four children) = $25 - certain activities may attract an extra cost, eg. archery cost($3)

    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.

    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.

    A chance to ride one of the Trams which were a vital part of Brisbane Transport for many years past. More information on our website listed above. We are mainly open every Sunday from 12.30pm to 4.00pm except not in wet weather. We can be booked for special visits any other time by sending an email to our email address above.

    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, ... Read more draw, walk through the galleries, listen to stories and even sing a song or two. Your child will also get a chance to see the fish and turtles being fed in our pond at 10am! This interactive, hands-on learning environment will bring out your child's artistic or scientific flair! Teachers can also book a school excursion and perhaps a talk from one of our team of curators or volunteers. So come along and enjoy a day at the Museum and finish off with lunch or dinner watching the sun set at the ...

    Overall rating: 5 out of 5  

    Darwin Museum and Art Gallery

    24-02-2015 by Rosie

    Awesome! Cyclone Tracy exhibition is a must see!

    • End of Carwar Avenue, Carss Park, NSW 2221

    Museum displaying and preserving historical items from the late 1800''s, early 1900's, particularly local history. Museum open every Sunday from 1pm to 5pm and at other times for booked tours. Inquiries to phone 7 or via email. Books available on local history, can be purchased through website using PayPal

    Australia Day, 26 January 2015

    Dates: from 30 Nov -1 to 30 Nov -1

    Museum open, free entry, from 12midday to 6pm on Australia Day. Free

    Currently closed due to a rebuld - looking to re- open before Christmas 2019

    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 ... Read more of unique educational and fun experiences for children. The Discovery Centre’s mission is to provide a world-standard museum storage and collection care facility that is publicly accessible to diverse audiences through a range of tailored behind-the-scenes programs. Programs include monthly public open days (on the second Saturday of each month); themed supervised tours into stores on site; educational programs and workshops, tours for school groups and special-interest groups; school holiday ...

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    At Elizabeth Farm – Australia’s oldest surviving homestead – you can wander freely through the old house and garden as if you were its original occupants. There are no barriers, locked doors, fragile furniture or untouchable ornaments in this unique, ‘access all areas’ house museum. Elizabeth Farm[1] was the family home of wool pioneer, John and his wife Elizabeth Macarthur. It was commenced in 1793 on a slight hill overlooking the upper reaches of Parramatta River, 23 kilometres west of ... Read more Sydney Cove. This area belonged to the Burramattagal clan of the Dharug people, whose presence is recalled in the name Parramatta. The small, solid three-roomed brick cottage was transformed, by the late 1820s, into a smart country house, surrounded by ‘pleasure grounds’, orchards and almost 1,000 acres (4 km²) of semi-cleared land. Enveloped within later extensions, the early cottage remains intact, making it Australia’s oldest surviving European dwelling.

    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 ... Read more Melbourne. The museum offers the opportunity to explore and enjoy fine art in an authentic domestic setting – an inspiring and rare privilege. Duldig Studio offers education and public programs to adults and children. We offer clay masterclasses, paper mask-making classes and drawing classes in the Studio. We also run the successful Clay for Kids program (supported by the City of Stonnington), where we provide an extraordinary opportunity for students to work with a professional sculptor in ...

    3-Day Clay Sculpture Workshops at Duldig Studio

    Dates: from 30 Nov -1 to 30 Nov -1

    As part of City of Stonnington's Roola Boola Children's Arts Festival, we are offering our popular clay sculpture and paper mask-making art classes during the upcoming school holidays. Keep your children busy with art activities and explore their artistic talents. Previous participants are welcome to join us again to hone in their skills and create more artworks! An ideal opportunity for children interested in the arts and looking for unique and enriching activities. In this 3-day workshop run by a professional sculptor, Stefan Damschke, children can learn how to build their own sculptures – use their imagination to make something fantastic! They’ll also be working in a real sculptor’s studio. Workshop leader Stefan Damschke is a professional sculptor, and trained under Master sculptor Karl Duldig at Duldig Studio. Stefan runs ‘Clay for Kids’ workshops for young people in schools and at the Studio, with the support of the City of Stonnington. Suitable for children aged 7-12 years old. Dates: 29, 30 June and 1 July; 10.30am - 12pm Cost: $105 for 3-day workshop, plus booking fee. There will be an additional cost for firing students' works. The City of Stonnington proudly supports Duldig Studio’s Art For All Ages programs. Cost: $105 for 3-day workshop, plus booking fee. There will be an additional cost for firing students' works.

    Clay Sculpture Masterclasses for Kids

    Dates: from 30 Nov -1 to 30 Nov -1

    Summer masterclasses give children a special opportunity to develop their clay molding and sculpture-making skills with specialist guidance by Duldig Studio's Sculptor-in-Residence, Stefan Damschke. Enrich and extend the artistic skills of your child over the summer holidays in a supportive, fun and creative space surrounded by the Modernist sculpture of Karl Duldig! Suitable for children aged 8-12 years old. Details: Masterclasses over three days: 90-minute classes on 30, 31 March and 1 April 2016, 10.30 am - 12.00 pm. Cost: $105 for 3 classes. All materials and equipment provided by Duldig Studio.There will be additional cost for firing, to be advised. Book Now: Hurry places are limited! Contact the Duldig Studio or email for further information. Duldig Studio, a public house museum, art gallery and sculpture garden, 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). 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. Contact us via phone or email for details Cost: $105 for 3 classes and full payment in advance to secure your booking. All materials and equipment provided by Duldig Studio. Firing costs not included.

    Summer Clay Masterclasses for Kids

    Dates: from 30 Nov -1 to 30 Nov -1

    Summer Clay Masterclasses give your child fun with art and learning - and a special opportunity to develop their talent with other creative kids. Summer Masterclasses are an ideal opportunity for families interested in the arts and looking for unique and enriching opportunities for their children.Classes are designed to allow kids to develop clay molding and sculpture-making skills with specialist guidance by Sculptor-in-Residence, Stefan Damschke. Enrich and extend the artistic skills of your child over the summer holidays in a supportive, fun and creative space surrounded by the Modernist sculpture of Karl Duldig! Suitable for children aged 8-12 years old. Book Now: Hurry places are limited! Book by 15 December 2015. Contact the Duldig Studio or email for further information. See: Cost: $105 for 3 classes. All materials and equipment provided by Duldig Studio.

    Kangaroo Valley Pioneer Village museum lays on approximately 1 hectare of bushland with buildings built in the style of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Stocked with artefacts, memories and memorabilia from the early 1800's it is a genuine display of the life and time of the early settlement in the area and reflective of that across Australia in the times. The museum has talking history and visual displays. Visit the dairy, forge, school house, settler’s cottage, Archie Chittick Museum, ... Read more war remembrance room and much more. Bring a BBQ or picnic lunch and relax in the relaxing bush setting beside Hampden Bridge in Kangaroo Valley. Take a short bush walk, beginning by crossing the 75m swing bridge across sandstone gully and bush.

    The Sydney Jewish Museum is an internationally recognised historic and cultural institution, which documents the history of the Holocaust and the contribution of Jewish people to Australian society. Don't miss the opportunity to hear the testimony of a Holocaust Survivor and visit the new exhibition 'Signs of Life: Family Letters and Postcards of the Holocaust.' Drawing on the Sydney Jewish Museum's personal correspondence, these are the words of the time from those who were there. Most, did ... Read more not survive.

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    The Main Exhibition Building is where you will discover how the NSW railways brought life to town and country. Learn about life on the lines and in the workshops, marvel at some of the engineering and design achievements of the railways, find out how signals and points keep the lines safe, walk the timeline of rail development from the invention of the very first steam powered engine to today, and see how the railways revolutionised tourism and leisure travel in Australia.

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    History Hill at Hill End holds over 10,000 gold rush artefacts including some extremely rare and unusual Australian historical pieces. Refer the website for full details or phone. We are open to the general public by demand. In other words phone to make sure during the week. We guarantee to be open all school holidays, public holidays and every week end excluding Christmas day. Included in the History Hill experience at Hill End is the underground mine experience which involves a total of 175 metres ... Read more or underground working with electric lighting culminating in a seven ladder climb to the surface up 18 metres. This exit is OPTIONAL, you can walk back out the way you came in if you desire the underground experience to round off the museum visit. Our speciality is education and school excursions wanting to know the details of our Australian gold rush history. We are located 2 kilometres east of Hill End on the main Bathurst/Sofala Road, well signposted. Driving from Mudgee/Hargraves you need ...

    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 ... Read more gallery • Browse the specialty gift shop with themed merchandise and snacks • Enjoy the aviation themed children’s playground • Relax in the landscaped gardens and picnic areas • See flying from a new angle at Aircraft Showcase Aircraft Showcase See flying from a new angle Get closer to the action as you witness a themed selection of Australia’s ex-military flying history come alive. Our Aircraft Showcase delivers a full day of entertainment for all generations, including: • ...

    Museum Victoria is Australia’s largest public museum organisation. Our museums are: Melbourne Museum, Immigration Museum and Scienceworks.

    Experience the showplace of the Blue Mountains Leuralla Toy & Railway Museum is the Southern Hemisphere's largest collection of toys, trains and associated memoribilia. Whether you're a family or a serious collector, the world class displays of 20th century toys, from Barbie, Popeye, Tintin and Alice in Wonderland will captivate and entertain. The displays are housed in an historic early 20th century mansion, set in lush, 5 hectare award-winning gardens filled with interactive displays and picturesque ... Read more scenes.

    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.

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    Famous for a cameo in Mission: Impossible II, Bare Island sits beside La Perouse, joined only by footbridge. Built in 1885 to protect the 'back door' of Sydney from attack, it never lived up to its intended purpose, crumbling before it was even completed and (oddly) converted into a retirement home for war veterans. Today it is a museum, with guided tours every Sunday 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm.

    The Burke Museum and Historic Precinct has a significant collection of artefacts from the 1800's. The museum runs school activities and walking tours throughout the year. Great fun for the whole family.

    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.

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