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A Museum in the Heart of Australia

The Eromanga Natural History Museum is an educational and tourism development committed to discovering, conserving and showcasing the fossil, natural and cultural heritage from the prehistoric and modern day environments of the upper Murray/Darling and Lake Eyre/Cooper basins. As a premier tourism attraction it will dedicate itself to celebrating the prehistoric history and the amazing diversity of life of outback Australia - from the tiniest fossils the size of a sugar grain to the mightiest dinosaurs Australia has ever seen.

This museum is breaking new ground in Australia.

With access to over 70 internationally and nationally significant dinosaur and megafauna sites plus other fossil flora and fauna sites, this museum is ideally placed to become a Centre of Excellence for Arid Australia palaeontology. The Museum's locally based collection holds unique Australian dinosaur, megafauna and microfauna specimens, with many new species, world class fossil preservation, and diversity in age, species and size, rarely seen. Collection and conservation procedures meet International museum standards and the museum fully embraces the digital economy and leads in the uses of the latest in digital technology wherever possible. 3D, digital assets management and world class museum collection management software ensure that the museum staff can develop and maintain this priceless collection for perpetuity.

Just a few hours flight or a two day drive from capital cities, the museum is located close to four state boundaries making it easily accessed by interstate and international visitors. Located in  Australia’s largest onshore resources projects in the gas and oil rich Cooper Basin, the museum can provide a paleontological perspective on this modern resource offering significant opportunities to resource companies to educate and communicate the distinct role the resources companies play.

The new discoveries and research this museum will generate will not only benefit the world but it will also provide the opportunity for the South West Queensland communities to benefit from the economic and scientific benefits which comes with these unique Australian dinosaur, megafauna and microfauna discoveries.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between megafauna fossils and dinosaur fossils?

Dinosaurs are reptiles that went extinct 64 million years ago. They grew to gigantic sizes.  They lived in a time when Australia was a very different place to what it is today, and part of the ancient landmass called Gondwana. The Eromanga dinosaurs are estimated to be 95-98 million years old and lived during the late Cretaceous.

Megafauna are the group of animals that evolved after the dinosaurs died.  They were very large marsupials, reptiles and flightless birds and went extinct about 20,000 years ago.  Some of their descendants still exist today in much smaller forms such as kangaroos, wombats, komodo dragons and crocodiles.  The Eulo megafauna lived during Pleistocene approximately 50,000 to 100,000 years ago. 


 
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