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Bathurst’s museums enjoyed a welcome influx of visitors in the post-Christmas period, with many tributaries to view the region’s important historical and geological collections. During the two public holidays [Monday and Tuesday], Museums The three installations of Bathurst [Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, Bathurst Rail Museum and National Motor Racing Museum] hosted around 2,600 people, with many more stopping off Wednesday to explore Bathurst’s cultural attractions ahead of the New Year. READ ALSO: Bathurst PCYC to use grant to improve boxing facilities Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum coordinator Penny Packham said visit indicated many visitors are eager to explore the Bathurst area . “A lot of visitors travel just to see Bathurst and what we have in store, and the numbers show that our museums are playing their part in attracting tourists,” Ms. Packham said. “Each museum caters to an entirely different demographic, but together they effectively cover not only the history of Bathurst, but society as a whole, from prehistoric life to the contemporary history of motor racing.” “There is also the strength of the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery [BRAG] and Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Center [BMEC] and their respective power of attraction to attract visitors for art exhibitions and live performances. READ ALSO: Heat to greet the arrival of the new year in Bathurst moving forward cautiously with COVID-19, still creating many obstacles for the planning process. “We have a lot of projects going on around educational museum offerings, but we’re hesitant to reveal anything at this point with COVID still uncertain,” she said. “Our staff and visitors have adapted incredibly well to the times, and it has been especially heartwarming to see visitors showing the same care for public health authorities as we do, which has kept us open. Fossil Museum is Local Stories, which was introduced in December with the goal of inviting local schools to exhibit projects for greater public display. READ ALSO: Positive 2021 Client Results from the Bathurst Library Satisfaction Survey ” The firm is currently showing dioramas created by students at MacKillop College on the theme of ecosystems, and we are keen to involve other schools in the new year, ”she said.“ Local Stories gives to Bathurst students the opportunity to express their concerns for the future of our planet, and it is important for them to have a voice because they are the future. “For more information on the museum sector of Bathurst, visit museumsbathurst.com.au. Our reporters work hard to provide local and up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content:





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