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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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Afternoon Tea at the historic Boree Cabonne woolshed to celebrate the 160th birthday of Banjo Paterson

Boree Cabonne Woolshed

Sunday 25 February 2024 from 2.30pm. Local performers Mark Oates and Jeff Tonin will entertain you with music to sing along to and tap your toes. For more information or to make a booking contact Molong Historical Society members, Elizabeth on 0437 868 595 or Sue on 0400425015.


Celebrating the 160th Anniversary of Andrew ‘Banjo’ Paterson’s birthday

Banjo Paterson Park

On 17 February 2024 at Banjo Paterson Park, 330 Ophir Road, Orange. From 11.00am enjoy games for children, train rides, a merry-go-round, poetry, the Canobolas Pipe Band a BBQ or bring your own picnic and rug and chair. Banjo Paterson Memorial Park is part of the original Narrambla Estate. Andrew Barton (Banjo) Paterson was born at Templer’s Mill, Narrambla, Ophir … read more


Open Writing Competition

Writing Competition

First Prize – $300.00 Categories – Poetry or short story Theme for 2024: ‘The Two of Us’, Sponsored by Cabonne Women’s Writers Group Entries close on Thursday 29 February 2024 at 5.00pm. Pick up an entry form from you library or email

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 photos, farm machinery or tools used to craft the pioneer homes gives an appreciation of rural technology as well as the spirit of personal endeavor.

Explore the region through its Regional Museums Heritage Trail. Absorb the history and heritage of Australia’s colourful past.

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