Kronosaurus Korner

Kronosaurus Korner, Richmond: Hours, Address, Kronosaurus Korner Reviews: 4.5/5

Kronosaurus Korner
4.5
Speciality Museums
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8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Colleen S
9 contributions
Apr. 2022
We did the Digging at Dawn Tour with Kevin last week and had so much fun. Kevin showed us how to use the crow bar and hammer to remove rock and look for fossils. While we didn't find anything the museum might be interested in, we were thrilled to find ancient fish scales, squids and shells. Our fossil treasures are now on permanent display in a glass cupboard in our loungeroom.

We are very keen to return to Richmond and fossik some more. Given the entire area was an inland sea there is clearly more to be discovered.

The museum itself was fabulous with a huge array of fossils. The complete Plesiosaur skeleton was particularly impressive. Kevin even gave us a little tour of the prep lab where we were able to see fossils that are currently being prepared for display.

Thanks so much Kevin. You really are the Best Tour Guide Ever!
Written 24 April 2022
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Mon55
Brisbane, Australia1,193 contributions
Sep. 2021
What a great museum and excellent fossil collection. Once the Eromanga Sea covered this whole area and so there are so many great fish and marine fossils to see. The highlight is the almost complete bones/skeleton of a 15m Pliosaur. There are several rooms containing fossils so it is very easy to spend a couple of hours learning about these fascinating creatures. A must visit if doing the Dinosaur Trail. If you feel so inclined you can go and dig for fossils and keep what you find - as long as it isn't a significant discovery.
Written 13 October 2021
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Thank you for your kind review. It makes us happy to see that you enjoyed your visit here with us. Hope you will visit again in the future to see what new discoveries have been made.
Written 27 February 2022
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Annalisa B
Cairns, Australia16 contributions
Sep. 2021
The Digging at Dawn Tour at Richmond,Queensland was an amazing experience. It was easier to chisel into the rock than I thought and was surprised how quickly we found interesting things. I would highly recommend doing this tour and can see how fossicking can become addictive. We found 90 million old shark teeth, fish scales and a fish jaw with the teeth entact. Our whole family loved the experience. The other bonus is you can keep your fossil discoveries unless it is a significant find and now our Richmond fossils are displayed in our lounge room for everyone to hear our story.
Written 6 October 2021
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Thank you for your kind review. It makes us happy to see that you enjoyed your visit here with us. Hope you will visit again in the future to see what new discoveries have been made.
Written 27 February 2022
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mrsd141
22 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Family
A great museum. Movie was really interesting and helped set the scene for the fossils that were on display. Cafe is there for lunch. Would recommend this to anyone traveling through.
Written 26 September 2021
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Thank you for your kind review. It makes us happy to see that you enjoyed your visit here with us. Hope you will visit again in the future to see what new discoveries have been made.
Written 27 February 2022
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SirVerde
Townsville, Australia40 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Friends
The highlight of Richmond and a great way to spend a couple of hours in the aircon.
Completely self guided, the single front desk employee gave some general tourist info when prompted.
Written 26 September 2021
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Written 27 February 2022
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AussiePD
Alexandra Hills, Australia2,010 contributions
Aug. 2021
We have been planning to do the 'Dinosaur' loop, Winton to Richmond for some time but continually have trouble booking accommodation at both at the same time?
Anyway on our way back from a trip to Undara Lava Tubes we booked a couple of nights at Hughenden so drove out to Richmond for a look see at Kronosaurus Korner.
Certainly this is worth the drive out form Hughenden or a stop if its on your way to someplace else.
I had booked online so arrived at what I thought was a scheduled tour time 08:30. This turned out to be their opening time so we were in when there were few other there.
As pointed out by others in their reviews - I would suggest, when you go in, watch the movie first. That way as you move around the cases and the displays they will make a lot more as you will know how, when and where the fossils were found. Puts it all into context.
Also, make sure you understand the map of Australia at that time as that will also help you understand how monster water life came to exist out there in the desert/outback.
A massive bonus - you do not have to trek around outside in the scorching heat and red dust to see fossils, you can do it in airconditioned comfort.
Written 4 September 2021
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Thank you for your kind review. It makes us happy to see that you enjoyed your visit here with us. Hope you will visit again in the future to see what new discoveries have been made.
Written 27 February 2022
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mccorquinn
Gold Coast, Australia975 contributions
Aug. 2021
This "Korner" also doubled as the Information Centre and contained pamphlets/leaflets on the immediate surrounds and the broader region. The young ladies assisting behind the counter were efficient, polite and professional, but the range of postcards disappointing. However the dinosaur souvenirs and memorabilia, including books, were copious! The Kronosaur was a precurser "fish" but the entrance fee of approx. $50.00 was somewhat deterring. We'd just been to Winton's outstanding Dinosaur Discovery Museum and the Dinosaur Stampede Centre so decided to leave the Kronosaur to "the next time". Through the glass window to the entrance, however, the display room was very large and it appeared to be interactive, Definitely one for the kids!
Written 28 August 2021
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Thank you for your kind review. It makes us happy to see that you enjoyed your visit here with us. Hope you will visit again in the future to see what new discoveries have been made.
Written 27 February 2022
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SHANNON C
3 contributions
Sep. 2020
A few years ago we visited the Kronosaurus Korner. It was an eye opener to see the history and the artifacts. i would reccomend bringing your children here to Richmond and exploring the options that are available if you like adventure.
Written 27 August 2021
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Thank you for your kind review. It makes us happy to see that you enjoyed your visit here with us. Hope you will visit again in the future to see what new discoveries have been made.
Written 27 February 2022
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staceyswan83
Mackay, Australia86 contributions
Jul. 2021 • Solo
Great display of fossils, but the layout doesn't follow a logical plan. More info when you buy the tickets to enter (like, go watch the movie first, or a map), would make it much better.
Written 29 July 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to review our attraction. We have made sure all staff are giving more information when taking guests through to the museum.
Written 27 February 2022
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James B
Newcastle, Australia533 contributions
Jun. 2021 • Family
Kronosaurus Korner is a must-do visit if you are anywhere near Richmond. The display hall holds hundreds of mostly sea-based fossils including some substantial creatures. A near complete Kronosaurus is the centrepiece display.

We loved this place. While I can’t buy all the ancient age stuff that we’re constantly told, this was a fascinating look at the remains of many creatures of a bygone millennium that are now extinct. Such a valuable collection and mostly found locally.

Highly recommend this place!
Written 16 July 2021
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Written 27 February 2022
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