Ayr Nature Display
Ayr Nature Display
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Belinda G
Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022 • Family
Excellent display and lovely service, providing explanations of the various displays. Highly recommended
Written 4 July 2022
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Johnbernhardt
Sydney, Australia62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022 • Family
Absolutely amazing! The dedicated attention to detail that Allan and Jess put into this display is breathtaking. The way Lorraine is honouring her father by continuing to maintain the integrity of the display is proudly inspiring. My father has taken many other family members here and today was finally my turn. WOW, stunning! You have to see it to believe it. Cannot recommend highly enough and for only $5, absolutely worth it!
Written 14 June 2022
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Laurie
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
I am giving this little museum 5 stars, for the concept. I didn’t actually see the display as it was closed. I just want to comment on the negative rating given on tripadvisor. Concern for insect conservation is great; however, it is important to channel that concern in the right direction. Collecting adult butterflies in Australia has never been a threat to the survival of a species or population (DPA Sands and TR New, Action Plan for Australian Butterflies). What causes extinction is habitat loss due to clearing, fires, climate change. A collector has the impact of about one hungry magpie on the insect fauna. Our national government museums are full of donations from private collections (some through the Cultural Gifts Program) and help their conservation by showing what was around, and where. The decline of insects to about one-third of what was, is not due to collectors but habitat loss. Some of these collections may have the only example of what used to be, new species are often found – though less so for butterflies. There is research to extract DNA from preserved specimens, with the aim one day of resurrecting them (don’t do it for scary dinosaurs!). I see these collections as seed banks for insects, where hopefully they can be restored to life in future science. We should encourage insect collecting, especially for the smaller, less impressive species groups. There are not enough professional taxonomists to do justice to what is around. We need more amateur collectors/taxonomists, to study what is around before habitat loss sends more insects to extinction.
Written 24 November 2019
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Leeza I
Seal bay3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
When an experience starts of interesting and turns into a nightmare.
Went to the Ayr nature display started with cool rock display and ended up in a room with pictures made from thousands and thousands of wild caught butterflies. So how many millions of butterflies and moth could have come from those that were taken from the wild. I couldn’t stay, made me feel sick.
These people are one of the reasons we don’t see that many butterflies anymore. There was no educational interpretation, just pictures/art of things made from butterflies and moths. I thought this would be educational, turns out it is a place making money out of the demise of thousands and thousands of beautiful creatures. Definitely not something to be proud of. 🦋🦋🦋😢
Written 16 August 2019
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TrenzTrip
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019 • Couples
This place is a hidden gem!! The biggest display or bugs, beetles, butterflies, moths, shells, crabs, snakes, eggs and more!! So much to see here. Well worth a look and so cheap to visit. The hosts are very knowledgeable and are a wealth of information. Great for kids and adults. If you're driving past Ayr, be sure to stop in. You'll be glad you did.
Written 5 July 2019
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Scott C
Darwin, Australia15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019 • Family
We were a little sceptical about heading here after seeing the displays on the highway and the kitch paintings on the outside of what looks like any old house. We thought it worthwhile going anyway as the entry price was very reasonable. We are sure glad we did!

What aadv amazing array of spectacular displays, all Australian, all natural and ask collected by one man over a 50 year period. We had a very quick intro tour upon arrival and were then given time to explore at our leisure. Don't be concerned at the speed of the tour, as we were, as you will have ample time to peruse the displays and all any questions you may have.

This has been one of our absolute highlights of traveling through the area and is a stop not to be missed, whether you're or not you're traveling with kids - there's something here for everyone and you will certainly leave having learned a few new facts about this amazing country.
Written 1 July 2019
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JLPtravel
Ballarat, Australia80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019 • Family
Ayr Nature Display is incredible. A lifetime’s work collecting and curating. Everything from shells, butterflies, bugs, snakes, coral, eggs - all artfully arranged.

It’s a small but impressive gallery with an engaging host.

Highly recommend.
Written 30 June 2019
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Megan_Chittenden
Sedgefield, South Africa27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019 • Family
We were amazed by this incredible collection! Definitely worth a visit. Our kids loved the butterfly and shell displays.
Written 30 June 2019
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Kevin W
Townsville, Australia115 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Fascinating display made up from a wide variety of mainly insects and butterflies. This can never be repeated as you would not be allowed to kill so many creatures for the sake of art. I would have given it excellent if it was not for this. worth the visit
Written 27 August 2018
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mrpoppet
Loving the Whitsundays25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2018 • Family
For the really low price of $5 each, you can enter this historic display that really has a wide range of items. Nowhere else has such a display of such quality and quantity. The guide was really friendly and helpful.
Written 15 August 2018
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