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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.
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.
Lake Cargelligo Tourist Information Centre 1 Foster Street | Lake Cargelligo
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.
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.
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.
Access off Warry Rd | Hill End, NSW
Experience the underground world of a goldminer at Bald Hill tourist mine. A short walk or drive from Hill End, this guided tour is ideal for families and school groups.
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.
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.
Albion Street | Oberon, NSW
Personal collection of Tractors and all things memorabilia.
East Wing, Bathurst Court House Russell Street | Bathurst, NSW, 2795
Due to on-going building works, the Museum will be closed until March 2021. 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.
70-78 Keppel Street | Bathurst, NSW, AU, 2795
Monday -Friday: 10am-6pm. Saturday – Sunday: 10am-3pm.
The Bathurst Library Local History collection contains resources relating to the rich cultural history and environment of the region. Bathurst Library is currently the home of the Bathurst School of Arts library collection, a heritage-listed former lending and reference library curated between 1855-1950.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
52 Gaskill St | Canowindra, NSW, AU, 2804
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
School of Arts building, Icely Street | Carcoar, NSW
Open by appointment. Features an extensive collection of locally sourced war memorabillia.
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.
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.
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.
Behind the Yarn Market | Molong, NSW
By Appointment. Circa 1875 - This Coach House was part of the Royal Hotel built in 1875.
Bathurst Street (next to the Post Office) | Condobolin, NSW
Contains a variety of displays depicting Condobolins pioneers, including a local WW1 Centenary display.
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.
28-30 Louee St | Rylstone, NSW, 2849
Open Sunday 10am-3pm
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Doncaster Drive | Cowra, NSW
Established in 1964, this is the only Japanese War Cemetery to be retained in Australia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Escort Way | Eugowra, NSW, AU
Site of the famous gold coach hold up by Frank Gardiner and his gang of bushrangers
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.
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.
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.
11 Cross Street | Forbes, NSW
2pm-4pm daily. 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.
Family History Room, rear of Forbes Library, Harold Street/Victoria Lane | Forbes, NSW
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.
Glen Davis, NSW
The Glen Davis Shale Oil Works, located in the Capertee Valley, was one of the largest employers in the area.
37 to 39 Park Street | Millthorpe, NSW
11am-3pm daily. Aboriginal artefacts, agricultural machinery, pioneering families, local businesses and societies and much more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tom Sanders Avenue | Gulgong, NSW
Open Wednesday to Sunday 1.00 pm to 3.00pm,Closed Monday & Tuesday. Gulgong Gold Experience is located on the exact location of the first gold find in Gulgong in 1870. The Gulgong Gold Experience has been excavated into the slopes of Red Hill and incorporates the original commissioned tile mural that was erected in 1988 depicting the gold leads of the Gulgong.
125 Mayne Street | Gulgong, NSW
Open daily 10am-3pm. The Gulgong Holtermann Museum is a contemporary museum housed in two beautifully restored 1870’s gold rush buildings situated in Mayne Street, Gulgong. These two buildings along with many others were photographed in 1872 by Merlin and Bayliss and later acquired by Bernhard Otto Holtermann to form part of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) listed Holtermann Collection of photographs.
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.
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.
147 Mayne Street | Gulgong, NSW
Monday-Sunday 10am - Check out time: 3:30pm. Your trip to this part of Henry Lawson’s country would be incomplete without a visit to the Henry Lawson Centre. This beautifully curated collection is a repository of material related to the life and times of Henry Lawson. There are paintings, prints, books, photos and cuttings, relating not only to the author, but also to many parts of the region to which he vividly refers in his stories and poems.
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.
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.
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.
Newell Highway, Parkes | Parkes, NSW
OPEN 7 DAYS Monday - Friday 9am - 3.45pm Sat, Sun and Public Holidays 9am - 3pm Closed Christmas Day.
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.
Johnson Street | Forbes, NSW
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
Corner of Iandra Road and Tyagong Hall Road | Iandra, NSW, 2809
Currently closed due to Covid. Iandra is currently privately owned and is listed on the NSW Heritage Database.
Orange, NSW, 2800
Indigenous Cultural Adventures is a company based in Orange in Central New South Wales, and has been established with the blessing and approval of local Wiradjuri Elders. Local Indigenous man Gerald Power founded the company in September 2016, with a vision is to share the heritage and cultural knowledge of the region’s Wiradjuri nation with both visitors and residents alike.
4655 Jenolan Caves Road, | Jenolan Caves, NSW
Caves Still Closed Until Further Notice. Cafe and 4 Bushwalks OPEN. 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.
22 Buchanan Street | Kandos, NSW
Wed-Sun 10am-4pm. The museum is a community-run permanent home for a collection of stories, objects and photographs that bring this history to life. Kandos Museum is owned and operated by Kandos Museum Incorporated, a not-for-profit, NSW incorporated association.
Banks of Lake Forbes | Forbes, NSW
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.
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.
Holt Street | Lake Cargelligo, NSW
Open every Wednesday from 10am to 3pm or by appointment. 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.
46 McInnes Street | Lake Cargelligo, NSW
Bookings required. Tour lasts for approximately 3 hours. Tours start 10am. See how things used to be done on the land.
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.
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.
157 Main Street | Lithgow, NSW, 2790
Monday -Friday: 10am-5pm. The Local History collection comprises an extensive variety of resources including photographs, vertical files, Lithgow City Council archives, community archives, newspapers and maps. There is also a genealogical resource collection that includes local oral history recordings.
69 Methven St, | Lithgow, NSW
Showcasing Australia's industrial history in technical and human terms. Open: Currently 10am to 4pm Tuesdays, Thursdays and weekends.
3A State Mine Gully Rd State Mine Gully | Lithgow, NSW
Saturdays and Sunday 12-4pm. 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.
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.
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.
Approximately 46km south of Condobolin | Burcher, NSW
Manna Mountain is located near the village of Burcher and offers a broad view of the landscape which and has been a popular location with special significance for centuries.
Cnr Oxford St and Newell Hwy | Forbes, NSW
Housing a collection of vehicles ranging from 1902 to 2015.
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.
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.
22 Riddell Street | Molong, NSW
The fifty seven portraits in this unique collection were painted by artist Anne Marie Ingham.
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.
Boardwalk, Brock;s Skyline | Bathurst, NSW, 2795
Church Street, Corner of Church and Market Streets (Clock Tower) | Mudgee, NSW
Saturdays. Showcasing beautiful heritage buildings, fascinating stories and their rich history. Tours run for approximately an hour. Meet at the Clock Tower – corner of Church and Market Streets (Saint Johns Church corner) Kids are free but must be accompanied by an adult. Dogs on a leash are welcome. Bookings are essential to secure your place.
126 Market Street, | Mudgee, NSW
Daily 10am-2pm. The Mudgee Museum tells the story of Mudgee through its collection of approximately 60,000 items.
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/
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.
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.
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
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.
North St | Oberon, NSW, 2787
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)
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.
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.
Federation St | Albert, NSW
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.
A program 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.
148 March St | Orange, NSW
Wednesdays 10am to 4pm. Archives.
147 Byng Street | Orange, NSW, 2800
Open during library hours: Mon-Fri 9am to 7pm, Sat 9.30am to 4pm, Sun 1pm to 5pm. The Local Studies Collection at Orange City Library is a specialised reference collection exploring Orange and district, its people (past and present), history and environment.
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.
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.
Portland Cooperative Building | Portland (near Lithgow), New South Wales, 2847
The museum of the Wallnuts murals and the Signwriters Association of Australia.
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.
101 Mayne Stre | Gulgong, NSW
Open for inspection by arrangement. The Prince Of Wales Opera House is the oldest still-operating Opera House in the Southern Hemisphere. It was built in 1871 by John Hart Cogden. This classic building is now owned by the Gulgong Amateur Musical and Dramatical Society. Dame Nelly Melba has performed on its stage, several generations have seen their first theatrical production under this historic roof.
GPS: -32.957039, 149.425886 | Tambaroora, NSW, 2850
Located a short drive from Hill End is a very significant historical remnant of Australia's earlier mining heritage. The pits were built in 1854 for the Colonial Gold Company and operated from 1855 by expert Cornish immigrant miners.
Museum Pipeclay Lane, Robert Stein Winery, | Budgee Budgee , NSW, Australia
Daily 10am-4.30pm. Located at the Robert Stein winery, the motorcycle museum houses a range of motorcycles from the 1920’s through to the 1970’s.
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.
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.
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.
Next to the Oberon Tarana Heritage Railway | Oberon, NSW
The museum showcases Skoda and Tatra cars and memorabilia.
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.
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.
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.
Approximately 36km west of Condobolin on the Lachlan Valley Way | Condobolin, NSW
King's Grave and its story is an important reminder of the history Aboriginal and non-indigenous people share in the area and provides a valuable cultural link.
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.
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.
7 Keppel St | Bathurst, NSW, 2795`
Some sections open daily, others will open in the future. Tremain’s Mill precinct in Bathurst NSW, brings together the best of food, beverage, retail, arts, design and experiences to offer an appealing, edgy and intriguing blend of heritage, history and culture.
5833 Ilford Road | Sofala, NSW
By appointment. Displays the engines of the Industrial Revolution covering the period 1850-1950.
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.
GPS: -33.155253, 149.689402 | Wattle Flat, NSW
Walks around an historic mining area.
243 Anson Street (Orange RSL) | Orange, NSW, 2800
The museum contains fascinating relics and memorabilia of World Wars I and II and other military conflicts.
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.
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.
Museums and historic places. Discover the region through the lenses of industry, mining, agriculture, rail and racing, fossils and natural science, bushrangers, great moments of social history, quirky local stories and significant people.SEE MAP
This map captures beautiful things for sale, all made by hand, by people living in the region. Part retail fix, part celebration of the extraordinary creative skills in our midst.SEE MAP
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Central NSW is Wiradjuri country. Slow down, wander under southern skies and hear the stories of the land and the people who’ve been here for more than 60,000 years.SEE MAP
Our award-winning regional galleries, our thriving artist-run and commercial spaces showcase exciting work by both celebrated and up-and-coming artists. Or pop into an artist’s studio for a chat and first dibs on some original art.SEE MAP
There’s (normally) around 2000 arts and cultural events across the region each year. Get your fix of festivals, performance, exhibitions, workshops, arts markets, films or family fun. Even in 2020 there's things to enjoy.See What's On
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