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20 March, 2017.POSTES IN: Events, News,TAGS:

Central NSW Museums open weekend and events 28 April – 1 May 2017


To coincide with the National Trust Heritage Festival the small museums and historic places of the Central West townships will be opening their doors on the 28 – 30 April.  Visitors can discover the rich history and heritage of this important region of NSW.

From prehistoric fishes to gold mining, through agricultural implements, old hospital buildings and a wealth of local family memorabilia, this weekend provides a feast of opportunities to enjoy.

Events held during the weekend will include:

  • The streets of Eugowra come alive for three days with murals painted by visiting artists covering the town. This popular annual event is in its fifth year.
  • A presentation and tour by historian John Whitehead on the bicentenary of the exploration the Lachlan River in 1817 by explorer John Oxley on Saturday 29th April at the Canowindra Services Club commencing at 10.30 for 11.00am start.  A bus will depart for a tour of the supply depot set up by William Cox in 1816 at 1.30pm.  Lunch is available at the Club at own cost.  Contact Jill McDonald on 63441397 or email  for bookings.
  • Celebrate the Lucknow picnic, originally held in the 1880s at Wentworth Main Mine Lucknow, Sunday 30th April, 11am – 3pm.
  • Join Jacqui Newling from Sydney Living Museums talking about the colonial kitchen, at Molong Museum on Monday 1 May, commencing at 11.30am – 2.00pm.  Cost if $20.00 includes lunch, bookings Sue Milne on 0400425015.

Some museums are only open by appointment (contact details can be found under individual listings), while others will be open for the whole two days.

Volunteer-run by locals, all of these museums and historical places rely on your patronage to continue their valuable work in preserving and interpreting local heritage.

Information on museum opening times and events can be found via the Heritage Festival Program

Information is subject to change so please check the website for updates

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