The Museum of Comparative Zoology Australia (Mocza) has found a permanent home at the Portland Foundations.
Henk van Leeuwen, director of Mocza, said the museum has been looking for a home for over 25 years.
"Me and a mate up in Darwin have been trying to find a spot within all the councils, we have gone to all the local members for a building, nothing money wise, just a building to start off with, but had no success nowhere," he said.
Member for Bathurst Paul Toole announced the Nationals in government would provide $500,000 in funding to build a new Portland Cement Works Museum at the historic industrial site if re-elected.
Mr Toole made the announcement at The Foundations on Wednesday, March 6 alongside Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro.
Mr Toole said, if returned to government, the Nationals would secure the funding to build a brand new museum as part of the redevelopment of the site as a cultural tourism landmark for the Central West.
Mr Van Leeuwen said the museum was registered as a charity and would have his collection on loan until it builds up its own collection.
"We have contacts overseas and in Queensland, who are all willing to help," he said.
Mr Van Leeuwen said they would start moving in as soon as the roof on the old hall building was fixed.
"It takes a lot of effort to set up our displays, we want two fighting dinosaurs at the front doors so when people walk in they are amazed right away," he said.
A visually impaired section will also be set up in the hall.
"They don't have to touch the real skulls, because if you touch the real skulls they go black because of the acid, so I do reproductions that visually impaired people can touch," he said.
"The Americans are trying to find out from me how I do it, that's the quality of the work, but I won't tell them."
Born in Holland, Mr Van Leeuwen brought his love of museums to Australia.
"You can go into any museum in Holland free of charge, so over here children get in free and we are just asking for a donation from the adults," he said.
Mr Van Leeuwen said he hoped this would bring more tourism to the area.
"We will have an Australian display here because we have unique animals you can't see in a zoo but people will travel to see them here," he said.
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