WITHIN half an hour of the doors opening at the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum on Wednesday, around 100 people had already stopped by for a visit.
Wednesday was International Museum Selfie Day, an event held annually to encourage people to visit their local museums and art galleries.
Bathurst Regional Council has been part of the event for the last four years and has five of its facilities participate by offering free entry.
"It's a really exciting event," museums manager Janelle Middleton said. "It's got a bit of momentum now and I think people are putting it in their calendars."
There were approximately 1500 visits on the day, with some people attending multiple locations. The fossil museum was the busiest, with around 650 visits.
There were around 400 visits to the National Motor Racing Museum, 150 to the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, 100 to Chifley Home, and about 80 to the Bathurst Historical Society museum.
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Among those to visit was the Board family, who have spent the past few months travelling Australia.
Mr Board said they thought they would stop in Bathurst and during their visit they looked at the collections at the fossil museum.
They really enjoyed the experience.
As part of selfie day, council runs a selfie competition and encourages visitors to post photos to social media with the hashtag #MuseumSelfieBathurst.
A winner will be picked and receive a $100 prize.