Coach Accommodation Specialists

Hosts The Friendly Team of Volunteers
Address Corner Gaskill & Ferguson Streets
Phone 02 6344 1008
Fax 02 6344 2450
Email aof@colourcity.com
Website http://www.ageoffishes.org.au
Brochure Click to download

Details

Contact Name Fiona Ferguson
Opening Times/
Days Closed
7 days - 10:00am - 4:00pm. Closed Christmas Day. Before or after hours tours by appointment

Group cost

Admission Groups $8.00 p.p l FOC coach captain and tour leader
Guided Tour FOC with admission - Includes 8 minute Introductory Video in Theatrette
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Attractions Outline

150 million years before the dinosaurs roamed the earth almost all backboned animals lived in the water. This was the Devonian Period or the Age Of Fishes. A chance find in 1956, followed by a major excavation in 1993 uncovered a remarkable fossil site. The site contained thousands of bizarre, long extinct fishes encased in bony armour, some with lungs and huge predators with crocodile like jaws.Today the most important treasures are on display. This unique “window in time” allows visitors to study what happened. The fossils are supplemented by aquarium displays, permanent exhibitions, gift shop, time-walk, sculpture garden, picnic area, giant games board and children’s fossil digs.The Museum is fully accessible inside and outside and boasts large print brochures, electric doors, hearing loop, ramps, bathrooms and accessible picnic table.Groups are welcome to bring their own morning or afternoon teas and lunch. The picnic ground is available along with a free electric BBQ. Alternatively the volunteers will cater for your group with a country style home baked morning tea and/or home cooked lunch. Groups bookings are essential.

Refreshments & costs

Morning/Afternoon Tea $5.50 per person
Lunch $12.50 - $15.00 per person
Seating Capacity Inside: 25-30 PAX in Theatrette & Outside up to 60 PAX
Tour/visit time allocation 1 hour - 1.5 hours

 

Toilets Yes
Disabled access Yes
Wheel chair access (toilets, wide passages and ramp access)
Booking notice required Yes
Coach parking / turning Yes
Coach set down area

Additional Information

groups are escorted by a guide to view other sections of the Museum. The Age of Fishes Museum is located 32 km or 1/2 an hour from Cowra on a sealed road and 55kms or 1 hour from Orange.

 

 
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