UNE Natural History Museum

UNE Natural History Museum

Trevenna Road, Armidale, New South Wales 2350

(02) 6773 1018



Visit Australia’s only skeleton of Lightning Claw, a carnivorous large-clawed dinosaur discovered by opal miners in Lightning Ridge, NSW. It is the largest predatory dinosaur yet identified from Australia, and only the second theropod known from more than a single element. Through a collaboration between palaeontologists, the Australian Opal Centre and Australian Age of Dinosaurs, and a talented artist, Lightning Claw was recreated as a 3D printed skeleton. The UNE Natural History Museum is a library of life. Experience the curated selection of geological and botanical specimens, invertebrates, reptiles, mammals, birds, fossils and more. Discover how UNE research contributes to their collective understanding of life on earth.

Facilities found here

Cafe, Carpark, Family Friendly, Food and Refreshments, Non Smoking, Public Toilet,

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the New England High Country region and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders – past, present and emerging – and acknowledge the important role Indigenous Peoples continue to play within the New England High Country community.