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Find out what’s happening at our museums in and around Central NSW region. Get the latest updates on exhibition openings, open days and local history events around the district.


Discover & explore the museums of Central NSW. You will find permanent and changing exhibitions highlighting the cultural heritage, people and stories of the region.


Learn the rich stories about people, places and events in the region of central NSW.


Explore the collection of objects and photos from the region.


Discover the villages and locations of the region, the people and historic buildings, cafes and cellar doors.


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Connecting Culture: Tracing Ancestors

Join Melissa Jackson and Kerry-Anne Tape, First Nations family history specialists from the State Library of NSW for a workshop for mob. Friday 9 September 2022 Long Room, Hotel Canobolas commencing at 10.30am – 2.00pm. Session is free of charge, lunch provided For bookings and online access – register at With thanks to History Council NSW, State Library NSW, … read more


George Finch

An international pioneer of modern mountain climbing techniques, George Ingle Finch was born near Orange on 4 August 1888. George went to school at Wolaroi College in Orange. The family moved to Europe in 1901, when George was aged 14. A trained scientist, Finch developed the use of oxygen cylinders to be used climbing high altitude, low-oxygen mountain peaks. It was an approach that … read more


Book launch – Kate Kelly; The True Story of Ned Kelly’s Little Sister by Rebecca Wilson. At the Canowindra Services Club, 2nd June from 6.30pm.

Author Rebecca Wilson is the first to uncover the full story of Kate Kelly’s tumultuous life. It will surprise anyone who thought they already knew the story of Australia’s most famous outlaw.  To be held on Thursday 2nd June at Canowindra Services Club in the community hall from 6.30pm. (The club’s bistro and bar will be open as usual.) Tickets to … read more

Central NSW Museums

Visiting the museums and historic sites of the Orange, Cabonne, Blayney District provides an opportunity to experience the rural lifestyle of Australians at the time of Federation. Being able to see a 100 year old photo, farm machinery or tools used to craft the pioneer homes gives an appreciation of rural technology as well as the spirit of personal endeavour.

Explore the region through its Regional Museums Heritage Trail. Absorb the history and heritage of Australia’s colourful past. Visit Orange Regional Museum website for more information.

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