1 Belubula St Carcoar | Carcoar, NSW
open mid morning to 4pm on weekends, Public Holidays and by arrangement on other occasions. Fully restored, magnificent cedar interior, and quality museum depicting the Carcoar of yesteryear. Much favoured film set has appeared in a number of movies due to the quality and authenticity of its restoration.
Glen Davis, NSW
The Glen Davis Shale Oil Works, located in the Capertee Valley, was one of the largest employers in the area.
Ophir Reserve Campground, Lower Lewis Ponds Rd | Ophir, NSW, AU
The scene of Australia's first Gold Rush, Ophir Reserve is a rugged yet peaceful reminder of the colonial past.
Forbes Cemetery, Bogan Gate Road | Forbes, NSW
The Grave of Ben Hall adds to the State significance of the Ben Hall Sites as the final part of the Hall story.
Fred Arnold Park, Kendal Street | Cowra, NSW
It commemorates the Italians who served on the side of the Allies, the Italian POWs lodged at the Cowra POW Camp, and Italian and Australian service personnel who lost their lives for their country and serves to celebrate the involvement of the Italians in the evolution of Cowra's rich cultural environment.
7 Eulamore Street | Carcoar, NSW
Thursday 11am to 2pm. other times by appointment. Carcoar Hospital Museum holds a diverse and varied collection of hospital equipment, surgical instruments, photographs and artefacts, housed in the Carcoar Hospital building of 1860-61.
Murrays and Haefligers Cottages, Byers Ave | Hill End, NSW
By appointment. Managed by the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, the Hill End Artists in Residence Program provides the opportunity for artists to contribute the economic and cultural sustainability of Hill End, widely recognised as a site of significant artistic creativity and inspiration since the 1870s.
Newell Highway, Approx 20km North of Parkes | Parkes, NSW
The CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope, star of the movie 'The Dish,' (2000) is one of Australia's most prominent landmarks and a must-see attraction on every driving holiday through inland NSW.
the Old Clubhouse, Racecourse Rd | Gooloogong, NSW
The museum has displays on local history, focusing on Aboriginal, agriculture, historic buildings, family history and the Australian Womens Land Army.
Cnr Oxford St and Newell Hwy | Forbes, NSW
Housing a collection of vehicles ranging from 1902 to 2015.
15 Dowrie St | Manildra, NSW
AMUSU Theatre Manildra has an adjoining Movie Museum in Toms Garage, that boasts a large range of movie posters dating back quite some years, some are even available for purchase.
Family History Room, rear of Forbes Library, Harold Street/Victoria Lane | Forbes, NSW
5 Belubula Street | Carcoar, NSW
Open 11am to 5pm Wednesday to Sunday during the Spring and Autumn tourist seasons. The Twentieth Century Toy Museum houses a collection of over 2000 different toys from across the 20th Century.
Beyers Avenue | Hill End, NSW
8am to 4pm daily. Hill End Heritage Centre's interactive museum displays and historic information are the perfect introduction to any visit to Hill End Historic Site.
Muzycuk Drive at Parkes Airport | Parkes, NSW
Parkes has been used as a storage facility for the Historic Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) since 1975 and is currently being transformed into an aviation museum in its own right by a range of local and HARS volunteers. Exhibits on display or being assembled include a Bell AH-1 Huey Co.
Various Locations | Forbes, NSW
The Forbes Heritage Trail takes you on a self-guided walking tour around the town, viewing the magnificent architecture of the site of a once-booming gold field, and discovering the peole responsible for many of the historic buildings we still see here today.
Jenolan Caves, NSW
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Cnr Evans St and Sakura Avenue | Cowra, NSW
Always open. The Cowra POW Campsite is full of interpretive signage to help you visualise what once stood in this picturesque part of Cowra.
Located in the Blayney Library, Adelaide Street | Blayney, NSW
Your key to a unique treasure trove of historical records documenting the history of Blayney Shire though its people, places and events.
3458 Hill End Road | Hill End, NSW
Sunday, Saturday 10am to 4pm. And long weekends/school holidays. Weekdays phone ahead. History Hill is the largest privately owned gold rush collection on display in Australia
Newell Highway, Parkes | NSW
Weekdays: 9am - 4pm (last entry at 3.30pm). Weekends/public holidays: 10am - 3pm (last entry at 2.30pm). The Kings Castle is a collection of Elvis' personal artefacts owned by Greg Page, well known as the original 'Yellow Wiggle'. The Parkes Motor Museum is an impressive collection of motor vehicles owned by the Parkes Antique Motor Club.
Mingelo St | Peak Hill, NSW
Located just 400 metres from the main street of Peak Hill, Caswell Street, this open cut gold mine provides a great example of mining techniques used historically and today.
Johnson Street | Forbes, NSW
151 Byng St | Orange, NSW
Orange Regional Museum interprets the stories, cultures and places of the region, displaying artifacts that trigger memories, engage audiences and inspire new ways of thinking about history and cultures.
Cnr Inch and Bennett St | Lithgow, NSW
Houses the Bracey Furniture Collection, the Nationally Significant Lithgow Pottery Collection, many objects from the history of the ironworks in Lithgow including Possum the Locomotive and other items that tell the social story of Lithgow.
3km SE of Molong Yuranigh Road | Molong, NSW
The presence of carved trees around the grave demonstrates commemoration by Aboriginal people. While the inscribed headstone indicates the 'honour' bestowed on Yuranigh by Major Mitchell, to whom he acted as a guide on his famous last north west exploratory adventure. The carved trees are also, as far as is known, the longest remaining number of carved trees around a grave.
10-12 Busby Street | Bathurst, NSW, 2795
(Currently closed due to covid restrictions). Discover the life of one of Australia's great Prime Ministers and the challenges of the 1940's in a World War II house museum. Chifley Home at 10 Busby Street in Bathurst was the only residence of Prime Minister Ben Chifley and his wife, Elizabeth.
Corner of Iandra Road and Tyagong Hall Road | Greenthorpe, NSW
Open days are Sundays of long weekends or by aopintment for large groups. iandra is currently privately owned and is listed on the NSW Heritage Database.
Albion Street | Oberon, NSW
Personal collection of Tractors and all things memorabilia.
Visitor Information Centre, Mid Western Highway, | Cowra, NSW
The POW Theatre is a 9 minute hologram that recounts the tragic story of the Cowra Breakout in 1944.
22 Riddell Street | Molong, NSW
The fifty seven portraits in this unique collection were painted by artist Anne Marie Ingham.
Old Bathurst Road | Hartley, NSW
Step into this historic inland settlement among the sandstone buildings of Hartley Historic Site, on the western edge of the Blue Mountains. The village also offers a gallery, cafe and tours.
public school grounds, Hill St | Eugowra, NSW
Both items are rare 19th Century artefacts of Indigenous peoples of the Cabonne area. The story of the tree is on plaque on the wall behind it. It is located under the shelter at the front of the Eugowra Public School.
224 Howick Street | Bathurst, NSW, 2795
Open 9am -4.30pm 6 days per week. Closed Wednesday. The Somerville Collection features some of the finest and rarest specimens of mineral crystals and fossils from around the world.
Various | Forbes, NSW
Self guided tour. Discover the story of our infamous bushranger, Ben Hall. One of Australia's most notorious bushrangers, Hall's three year bushranging career began in 1862 when he started associating with career bushranger, Frank Gardiner.
243 Anson Street (Orange RSL) | Orange, NSW
The museum contains fascinating relics and memorabilia of World Wars I and II and other military conflicts.
Gaskill Street, Immediately next to Memorial Park | Canowindra, NSW
The museum depicts the development of Canowindra from its beginnings as a 1840s frontier settlement through its growth as a centre for a rich agricultural district. There are vehicles of the horse drawn era and vintage farm implements and machinery that reflect tthe importance of lucerne, wheat and wool.
Now at 61 Williwa St | Portland, NSW, AU, 2847
The collection focuses on the history of Portland and is a source of community pride – a well presented collection of the district’s history. Now part of the Foundations of Portland.
Inch St | Lithgow, NSW
Daily 9am-8pm. The remnants of the Blast Furnace stand tall reminding us that Lithgow was the birthplace of the Australian iron and steel industry.
Blackfellows Hands Trail, Wolgan road Angus Place | Wolgan Valley, NSW
Maiyingu Marragu/ The Blackfellows Hand Aboriginal Place has Aboriginal rock shelters with painted art, a teaching site and occupation site.
400 Panorama Avenue Mount Panorama | Bathurst, NSW, 2795
Open 9am -4.30pm 6 days per week. Closed Tuesday. While Mount Panorama and the Bathurst 1000 is at the heart of its displays, the Museum looks across the spectrum of Australian Motor Racing/
Bathurst Visitor Information Centre | Bathurst, NSW, 2795
Mon-Fri 9.30am-4pm. Sat 10am-4pm. Sun 10am-3pm. The beautifully restored 1860s Cobb & Co Coach that has been kept on display at the Bathurst Visitor Information Centre.
Next to the Oberon Tarana Heritage Railway | Oberon, NSW
The museum showcases Skoda and Tatra cars and memorabilia.
1 Yellow Box Way | Orange, NSW
The Emmaville Cottage is one of a number of key buildings around Orange with connections to one Australias best-known poets, Banjo Paterson.
530 Mayfield Road | Oberon, NSW
Daily 9am-3pm. Replica of the Hartley Historic Courthouse housing Mayfield's 'story'. Gallery and exhibition space with temporary exhibitions. Sculpture garden selling and featuring work by Ron Fitzpatrick of Talisman Gallery.
67 Wiliwa St | Portland, NSW, AU, 2847
The Foundations is currently in the planning stages of redeveloping Portlands Old Cement Works. Our vision is to create a Arts and Cultural hub in the exsiting Heritage Preconct buildings to be able to bring to the community and toursists a fun an engaging range of events throughout the year.
At the end of Wolgan Valley lies a reminder of the shale oil industry. The township and shale oil mining complex was established in 1906.
18 Budden Street | Rockley, NSW
(Currently closed). Sunday 11.30am to 4.30pm including public holidays. The Rockley Mill and Stables Museum was built in 1864 and displays the rich history of the area, with old mill machinery, period clothing on display, old police records and more.
Madeline St | Condobolin, NSW
By Appointment. A must see for train buffs. It houses a diverse collection of old trikes, trailers and railway items as well as other pieces including old motors and horse drawn machinery donated by local people.
Holt Street | Lake Cargelligo, NSW
The Lake Cargelligo Museum is located in Holt Street Lake Cargelligo and is a community owned and operated museum which houses a large collection of rural machinery, household relics, much more.
Orange, NSW, 2800
Located 5km east of Orange, Banjo Paterson Park was originally a small part of land which was owned by Simeon Lord, a highly successful emancipist entrepreneur.
71 Camp Street | Grenfell, NSW
Mondays: 9am to 11am. Weekends: 2pm to 4pm, at other times by arrangement. Themed around a bedroom and kitchen display from the early 1900s, gold mining, Henry Lawson, bushranging, famous sports people.
321 Russell Street | Bathurst, NSW, 2795
Currently closes. Regular hours: Saturday, Sunday and some public holidays. 12.00 noon - 3.30pm (Last tour is at 3pm) Open any time by prior arrangement for groups and coach tours. A delightful heritage house museum.
Museum and library. Rydal Railway Station (1869) was the end of the western line until it was extended to Bathurst in 1876. Goods and passengers were offloaded here and then went by wagon or Cobb & Co Coach to their destination.
near the river, across from the entrance to Fairbridge Farm | Molong, NSW
(Sculpture, 2020) a memorial to a very significant chapter in Molong's history. Between the early 1930s and mid-1970s, the Fairbridge Farm School, near Molong in western New South Wales was home to almost 1,000 orphaned or poor British children trained as farmers and servants. The memorial park has four sections, charting the origins, voyage, farm life and military service of the students.
13 Pye St | Eugowra, NSW
Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11am till 4pm and on all other days by prior arrangement. This building was formerly a stock and station agents shop, but with government grants, gifts and lots of volunteer labour, it was refurbished into a great little building holding a huge variety of antiques and old wares from Eugowras past.
Bathurst Street (next to the Post Office) | Condobolin, NSW
Contains a variety of displays depicting Condobolins pioneers, including a local WW1 Centenary display.
69 Methven St, | Lithgow, NSW
Showcasing Australia's industrial history in technical and human terms
By appointment. The Chrysler Car Museum is well worth a look for the motoring enthusiasts. Chryslers spanning the years from 1930 to the present day, including a Valiant Charger.
4570-4578 Mitchell Hwy | Lucknow, NSW
The Wentworth Main Mine tells the story of goldmining in the Central West, from its early stages in the 1850s, through three stages, until its closure in the 1950s.
4655 Jenolan Caves Road, | Jenolan Caves, NSW
Tours daily. Jenolan Caves are the largest, most spectacular and most famous caves in Australia. Explore the world's oldest caves - one of the most outstanding cave systems in the world.
corner of Oberon and Dudley Sts | Oberon, NSW
Open Wednesdays, and Fridays from noon until 4pm and Saturdays and Public Holidays from 10am to 4pm. The Oberon Military Museum houses an array of weapons from World War 1 to the present. Also on display are medals and various items used by our Australian Armed Force
Ken Nakajima Place | Cowra, NSW
9am - 5pm daily. Visit the multi-award-winning Japanese Garden and Cultural Centre. Opened in 1979, the Garden is a must-see at any time of the year, whether you are on your first visit to Cowra or your fiftieth.
46 Bathurst Street | Condobolin, NSW
All of the equipment previously used has been kept complete and is available for inspection by appointment at the Lachlander Museum. Machinery includes three presses and two intertype machines.
Hartley Historic Site | Hartley, NSW
It is said the rocks had great importance for Indigenous peoples and was a meeting place for the Gundungarra (mountains) and Wiradjuri (plains) peoples.
103 Midwestern Highway (opposite Cowra Hospital) | Grenfell, NSW
O'Brien's Lookout is easily accessible to visitors with car parking, picnic facilities and toilets. There is remnant mining machinery on the site including a horse works, stamper, air shafts and poppet head. Interpretive signage explains the gold production.
West Street | Grenfell, NSW
The Railway Station precinct is a site of state heritage signigicance and is accessible all year round, however there is no access to the inside of the building.
Peak Hill Caravan Park, 2 Ween Street | Peak Hill, NSW
Open 8am - 9pm daily. A permanent exhibition displaying a wide range of ancient wildlife specimens that have lived across Eastern Australia over the past 700 million years.
East Wing, Bathurst Court House Russell Street | Bathurst, NSW, 2795
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10am to 4pm. Sunday, Saturday 11am to 2pm. Displays are changed regularly to showcase the Society's collection of over 8,000 objects, some large, some small but all interesting and with a story to tell.
126 Havannah St | Bathurst, NSW, 2795
Open 9am -4.30pm 6 days per week. Closed Thursday. Follow the social history stories and learn about the importance of rail for NSW, the region and the Bathurst community. Be amazed by a model railway the size of a tennis court and Kids Central, the children's play gallery with the world largest permanent Brio set.
The Museum contains Paterson Memorabilia, letters, books, newspapers, original scripts, and a whole host of associated material to show the life and times of Banjo Paterson. Acoustiguide Audio Tour system.
37 to 39 Park Street | Millthorpe, NSW
Aboriginal artefacts, agricultural machinery, pioneering families, local businesses and societies and much more.
Lawson Drive | Grenfell, NSW
Monument on the site where Henry Lawsons parents mined in 1866 and where Henry Lawson was born on July 17th 1867.
Errowan Park | Errowanbang, NSW, 2799
By appointment. Old Errowanbang Woolshed was built in 1886 & the first shearing was in 1888. The shed is unique with 4 levels with 40 stands. Guided Tours are available.
148 March St | Orange, NSW
Wednesdays 10am to 4pm. Archives.
Weddin Mountains National Park Nowlands Road | Grenfell, NSW
For lovers of history Seatons Farm is located close to Ben Halls Cave campground in Weddin Mountain National Park.
School of Arts building, Icely Street | Carcoar, NSW
Open by appointment. Features an extensive collection of locally sourced war memorabillia.
1 King St | Yeoval, NSW
The small cottage in the center of the main street of Yeoval is the Yeoval Family Museum so named because it houses much of the history of a local residence of Yeoval and its surrounding area dating back to the 1870s and covering the gold rush at the Goodrich Mine and the adjacent village of Obley.
11 Cross Street | Forbes, NSW
Displayed in the Museum are items pertaining to all facets of the history of Forbes. The museum is also home to Ben Hall - The Myths Behind the Legend, an exhibition exploring Ben Hall through music, ideas, opinions and images.
Main Street | Grenfell, NSW
To commemorate the 50th Henry Lawson Festival of Arts in 2007, plaques honouring each official guest were laid in the Main Street footpaths.
Hill End, NSW
The majority of the Hill End township is listed as an historic site under the management of National Parks and Wildlife Service.
Lake Forbes, Apex Park | Forbes, NSW
The Vampire jet aeroplane mounted on the shores of Lake Forbes near Johnny Wood's Crossing commemorates a triple anniversary year.
Access the Hill via the Newell Highway near the Visitor Information Centre, or from Wentworth Street. | Parkes, NSW
Visit the site of one of Parkes' first gold mines, which operated over 100 years ago.
Corner of Boorowa and Grenfell Roads | Cowra, NSW
Thursday and Saturday 9am-Noon (other times by appointment). The Cowra and District Historical Society and Museum Inc. is a not-for-profit group that is dedicated to preserving and recording the history of the Cowra area and the outlying villages that fall into the Cowra Shire.
Corner of Gaskill and Ferguson Streets | Canowindra, NSW
Long before dinosaurs roamed the earth, the mighty rivers of the Central West teemed with bizarre ancient fishes. Armoured fishes, fishes with lungs and huge predators with jaws like crocodiles.
Starts Inch St | Lithgow, NSW
There are 30 pieces of works along Inch Street, each of which is an opportunity to learn more about the history of Lithgow.
Behind the Yarn Market | Molong, NSW
By Appointment. Circa 1875 - This Coach House was part of the Royal Hotel built in 1875.
Based out of Orange Aboriginal Land Council | Orange, NSW, 2800
By arrangement. Cultural tours and school incursions. Travel to local locations and learn about Aboriginal Culture and History.
52 Gaskill St | Canowindra
Your expert guide, Craig Lawler, will paint a vivid picture of the bushranging times and characters involved and explain where, and why, it all happened.
Newell Highway, Parkes | Parkes, NSW
Weekdays: 9am - 4pm (last entry at 3.30pm) Weekends/public holidays: 10am - 3pm (last entry at 2.30pm). You can learn all about Sir Henry Parkes. The film tells the story of Sir Henry Parkes and his connection to Parkes, the production goes for 20 minutes and it is free.
3A State Mine Gully Rd State Mine Gully | Lithgow, NSW
An Industrial Park steeped in history for a great Family Outing or Special Interest. Step back in time to Lithgow’s early days and relive the events of this Historical Site.
Corner of Lowes Mount Road and Scotia Ave: entry via Scotia Avenue | Oberon, NSW
It has a functioning blacksmiths shop, an array of old farming equipment and a very old, Oberon weatherboard cottage (circa 1887) with furniture filled rooms depicting how life was lived in those early years.
Ophir Rd | Bathurst, NSW, 2795
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 10.30 am - 2.30 pm self-guided visit. Saturday, Sunday: 10:30 am - 3.30 pm self-guided visit, Guided tours are given at 11.15am. Built in the 1870s by Bathurst pioneers the Stewart family, since 1969 it has been the home of the Morgan family who have spent the last 50 years years restoring and maintaining the magnificent house and its outbuildings and grounds and sharing it with the community.
Stoke Lane, Carcoar NSW 2791 | Carcoar, NSW
Open mid morning to 4pm on weekends, Public Holidays and by arrangement on other occasions. Stoke Stable, Built by convict labour c. 1849 and possibly the oldest building in Carcoar, Stoke Stable is the home of the Carcoar Historical Society Museum.
2/10 Bradwardine Rd | Bathurst, NSW, 2795
Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm. Memorabilia from Australian riders Bluey Wilkinson, Lionel Van Pragg, Gordon Guasco, Jason Crump, Leigh Adams, Chris Holder, Darcy Ward and many more.
Newell Highway, Parkes | Parkes, NSW
OPEN 7 DAYS Monday - Friday 9am - 3.45pm Sat, Sun and Public Holidays 9am - 3pm Closed Christmas Day.
Off the Mitchell Highway, starting at Wentworth Mine | Lucknow, NSW
The Lucknow Heritage Trail takes you on a walking tour of the village, offering an insight into its mining, social, cultural and architectural history.
3 Campbell St | Cowra, NSW, AU
CURRENTLY CLOSED. Lachlan Valley Railway operate a wide variety of tours on the mainline, ranging from local shuttles in many regional centres of NSW, to long and adventurous day or weekend steam train tours.
1 George St | Bathurst, NSW, 2795
Open on Sundays between 12noon and 4pm, guided tours are available. The Bathurst District Historical Society is responsible for Old Government Cottage, one of Bathurst's earliest buildings. It houses a small collection of objects relating to its origins, and is sited in a Colonial style garden.
Civic Square, Darling Street, | Cowrs, NSW, 2795
Made from melted down coins donated by 106 member countries of the United Nations, Australia's World Peace Bell is a testament to Cowra’s long-standing contribution to world peace and international understanding.
Cowra Voices links people and places with a geo-locative app – much like a heritage trail app – exploring Cowra’s unique story of civic peace and reconciliation.
Open first Saturday of the month 10am - 2pm. Historic station, fascinating memorabilia and the rolling stock, some of which has been painstakingly restored by the railway enthusiasts who make up Oberon Tarana Heritage Railway Inc (OTHR)
McInnes Street | Lake Cargelligo, NSW
See how things used to be done on the land.
20 Riddell Street | Molong, NSW
The Museum displays an extenisve collection of local history and heritage items. Discover the story of child Migration and Molongs Fairbridge Farm.
Escort Way | Eugowra, NSW, AU
Site of the famous gold coach hold up by Frank Gardiner and his gang of bushrangers
Lynch Street | Cowra, NSW
Since the first train arrived in 1886 until the last train left in September 2009, the Cowra line was a major contributor to the flow of passengers and freight accessing the central west from Sydney and Melbourne.
Doncaster Drive | Cowra, NSW
Established in 1964, this is the only Japanese War Cemetery to be retained in Australia.