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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.


Stay connected for the latest news and events.


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Lucknow,News,Towns & Villages

Conserving the Wentworth Mine, Lucknow

Orange City Council has been undertaking a project to conserve the fabric of Wentworth Main Mine. The program of work has included conservation of significant 1930s buildings and included repairs to windows, doors architraves bargeboards and repainting. This project was assisted by the NSW Government throughthe Heritage Near Me program Stamper Battery Shed


An Aboriginal culturally modified tree

Trees marked by Aboriginal cultural practices are a distinctive part of the Australian landscape. A recent discovery on Wiradjuri country in New South Wales shows some of these “culturally modified trees” may be much younger than anybody thought. Read more about it

Stories,Towns & Villages

Curious Central West: Unearthing the mystery and beauty of ghost towns

The Central West of New South Wales is littered with crumbling remains of once thriving settlements. There are the collapsing tin roofs of former post offices, the empty Cobb and Co changing stables, and clusters of headstones worn smooth by wind and rain. But there are also the unseen towns and villages — those reclaimed entirely by nature. Curious Central … 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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