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ACT Heritage Festival

11 – 30 April 2023

Fossil Fossick

Our Society is pleased to be part of this the fortieth ACT Heritage Festival celebrating our region’s heritage in its many forms. This year we continue with our popular Fossil Fossick outings.

Book early to avoid missing out.

Sundays 16 & 23 April 1.30pm

Sundays 16 & 23 April 1.30pm

The tours will take you on a self-drive tour with an experienced guide on private property, approx. 10 klms from Yass to explore the fossil beds made famous by Alfred Shearsby. Tour will meet at Coronation Park, behind the Visitors Information Centre at 1.30pm with an expected finish time of 4.00pm. Sturdy footwear and a moderate level of fitness are required.

You may like to visit the Yass & District Museum between 10am and 1pm on those days to learn more about Alfred Shearsby who spent years exploring the fascinating fossil beds in the Yass Valley. Bookings and pre-payment are essential.

No disabled access and not suitable for children under 10 years.
Each tour is limited to 25 participants so book early to avoid disappointment.

Adults $15 per person   Family $30 (2 adults & children under 16 years)

Booking Form

(2 adults & children under 16 years)
Please credit the appropriate payment to YDHS bank account at Westpac Yass BSB 032 771 Account 12 0621 ensuring your name is recorded on the deposit.

Note places will not be reserved until payment has been received and the booking confirmed by our email. For further information phone enquiries 0450 338 379 or email

Key Information


247A Comur Street (two doors from the Yass Visitor's Centre)

Opening times

Closed during winter

Closing Times

Closed during winter - June long weekend till October long weekend.


Groups and other times by arrangement - please contact Yass Visitor's Centre 02 6226 - 2557


Enquiries for school and group visits to the museum should be directed to

Admission fees

Adults $5.00. Childern free.