Gulgong will soon be home to a natural history museum, to complement the historic Henry Lawson Museum.
Gulgong will play host to one of the world's most impressive fossil collections that will be housed in the museum after $3 million was announced by the NSW Government. The yet-to-be-revealed exhibition space will display 'Michael Durrant's Wonderful World of Fossils Collection', which includes an extensive fossil display, full-size Dinosaur display, and 200-million-year-old Dinosaur Prints and rare bat fossils.
Dubbed the Gulgong Natural History Museum, Mid-Western Regional Council Mayor Des Kennedy said the all-new facility will offer a one-of-a-kind exhibition and experience.
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The museum will be located on Red Hill with council planning to submit a Development Application soon.
"We're thrilled to receive the funding for this very exciting project, which will see Gulgong extend and diversify its trademark history offering," Cr Kennedy said.
"Gulgong has fantastic facilities like the Gulgong Gold Experience, the Gulgong Pioneers Museum, the Henry Lawson Centre, and most recently, the Gulgong Holtermann Museum, all celebrating the rich colonial and gold mining history."
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders has today announced $3 million for Mid-Western Regional Council to build the Gulgong Natural History Museum.
"Gulgong is well-known for its historic charm, and this project builds on that," Mr Saunders said.