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Location: Age of Fishes Museum, Corner of Gaskill and Ferguson Street, Canowindra NSW 2804
Opening Hours: open 7 days per week 10am – 4pm. Weekday preview tours can be booked by contacting (02) 6344 1008
Disabled toilets are available
Contact Details: Phone – 02 6344 1008
For further information visit our Age of Fishes Museum website

150 million years before dinosaurs roamed the earth, almost all backboned animals lived in water, not on land.  This was the Devonian Period of the “Age Of Fishes”.  A chance find near Canowindra NSW in 1956, and a major excavation of the same site in 1993, uncovered a remarkable fossil site.  It contained well preserved remains of thousands of bizarre, long extinct fishes encased in bony armour, other fishes with lungs and huge predators with crocodile like jaws, many of them new to science.The most important fossil treasures are now on display at the Age Of Fishes Museum in Canowindra.  This unique “window in time” allows visitors to study what happened there 360 million years ago.  The fossils are supplemented by aquarium displays, permanent exhibitions, gift shop, geological time walk, sculpture garden and outdoor picnic area.

Cast of the original slab find 1956, depicting fish specimens from the Devonian period
Cast of the original slab find 1956, depicting fish specimens from the Devonian period
Canowindra grossi cast
Canowindra grossi cast

 

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