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Congratulations on your collection

They have an interesting collection, I am looking forward to the day when they can have the rest of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
faye765
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
Interesting and good intro to Lightning Ridge opals

Drop in for a good overview and to learn a bit before exploring further. Was a bit confused... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
Roaming_Nicster
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Canberra, Australia
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3 weeks ago
“Congratulations on your collection”
Oct 30, 2018
“Interesting and good intro to Lightning Ridge opals”
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A dinosaur coming through the window, the world's greatest collection of opalised fossils, Harold Hodges' opal teeth, yabby buttons, Lightning Claw, plans for a 21st century Australian architectural icon...glimpse what's to come at the new...more
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3/11 Morilla St, Lightning Ridge, New South Wales 2834, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have an interesting collection, I am looking forward to the day when they can have the rest of their collection on display.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank faye765
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Drop in for a good overview and to learn a bit before exploring further. Was a bit confused whether it's a shop or a museum.. Will be good when they get a purpose built museum to house it all in.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Roaming_Nicster
Reviewed 2 August 2018

The Australian Opal Centre has many good things going. But my favourite has to be the Denture with the teeth made from opals! It's real, and it's emarkable!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 2HappiestTravellers
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Great place to see. the staff were great and made it very interested for my kids and the entire family. It housed a great collection of opals and fossils and explains quite a bit about each of them

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank heath2017
Reviewed 23 April 2018

An excellent display of beautiful, top quality opal in all it's magnitude of shapes, sizes and color. Don't go looking for cheap opal, but if you want good qulity and honest dealing, this is the place to go.More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Kevin F
AOCopalfossil, Manager at Australian Opal Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Thanks for your kind words, Kevin F! The Australian Opal Centre is a not-for-profit organisation that teaches and inspires about opal, but doesn't sell opal. Our display features exquisite opalised fossils and other fascinating opal-related treasures. We're glad you found somewhere great to shop for...More

Reviewed 18 April 2018

There were many opals on display and the staff were helpful but not pushy, we had a lot of discussion without a purchase

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank roy h
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