Adelong (Tumut Shire)
Adelong Alive Museum
Major attraction to the museum: History of the Adelong goldfields, Social & Cultural Gallery and Country Women's Association collection.
Further information about the museum or town: The Adelong Alive Museum has a beautifully handcrafted model of the Adelong Falls gold-crushing mill known as the Reefer Battery. It is a great way to learn about the boom industry that drove the town's economy from the 1860s until World War I.
Entry Cost: Gold coin donation
Telephone Contacts: (02) 6946 2579
Opening Hours: Weekends & Public Holidays 11am - 1pm.
Telephone Margaret on (02) 6946 2417 or Jayson (02) 6946 2000 to arrange alternative appointments.
Location: 86 Tumut Street, Adelong NSW 2729
Ariah Park (Temora Shire)
Echoes of Ariah Park
Website: www.temora.nsw.gov.au (Temora Shire Council)
Major attraction to the museum: Museum exhibits local history and is attached to Second Glance Op Shop.
Further information about the museum or town: The towns shop fronts have a 1920s village theme. Most definitely worth having a look at!
Entry Cost: Donation
Telephone Contacts: Museum/Op Shop (02) 6974 1375. Toots Noaks (02) 6974 1124. Gen Walker (02) 6974 1015.
Opening Hours: Daily 10:30am - 4pm
Location: 75 Coolamon Street, Ariah Park NSW 2665
Barellan (Narrandera Shire)
Website: http://www.narrandera.nsw.gov.au (Narrandera Shire Council)
Major attraction to the museum: Display of photos of local soldiers who went to war including the 21st Lighthorse Regiment.
A section on Evonne Goolagong Cawley's achievements in her tennis career.
Further information about the museum or town: Barellan has a sculpture of "Saltbush Bill". This unique piece of art was made by Mr Ron Clarke of Darlington Point, NSW.
Entry Cost: Gold coin donation. Members are free.
Telephone Contacts: (02) 6963 9121
Opening Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 11am to 3pm. Phone numbers on the door for alternative appointments.
Location: 72 Yapunyah Street, Barellan NSW 2665
On the Burley Griffin Way halfway between Griffith & Temora
Batlow (Tumut Shire)
Website: www.tumut.nsw.gov.au (Tumut Shire Council)
Major attraction to the museum: Orchard machinery, fruit packing equipment, gold prospecting objects. As well as timber Industry equipment, a 1931 Dennis Fire Engine (restored) & a 1937 Australian made A.H. McDonald tractor.
Further information about the museum or town: Batlow is surrounded by orchards and is famous for its apples and stone fruits.
Entry Cost: Family $5.00, Adult $2.00 & Children $1.00
Telephone Contacts: Robert: (02) 6949 2515
Opening Hours: 10am - 12 noon Sundays in daylight saving.
Call Coralie Edwards: (02) 6949 2515 to arrange alternative appointments.
Location: 12 Tumbarumba Road, Batlow NSW 2730
Coolamon (Coolamon Shire)
The Up-to-Date Cultural and Learning Centre
Website: Click here
Major attraction to the museum: The Mavis Furner textile collection, The Garth Jones agricultural collection, the Lamson cash carrier system, Ajanta Café/ gallery, Coolamon Library and the RSL museum is also located in this cultural precinct.
Further information about the museum or town: The Lamson change machine in The Up-to-Date store is the only in situ example of it's kind in Australia.
Entry Cost: Free but donations welcomed
Telephone Contacts: Coolamon Shire Council: (02) 6927 3206
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Friday 10am to 4pm, Saturdays 10am to 1pm & Sundays 11am to 2pm.
Ajanta café/gallery open Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10am to 4pm.
Location: 129 Cowabbie Street, Coolamon NSW 2701
Cootamundra (Cootamundra Shire)
Website: Cootamundra Shire Council (Cootamumdra Shire Council)
Major attraction to the museum: Birthplace of Donald Bradman and the Memorabilia Cottage.
Further information about the museum or town: On the 27th of August 1908, Granny Scholz, the mid-wife who delivered 'the greatest batsman the world has ever known' operated a small private hospital in the front room of the building at 89 Adams Street. The building was refurbished in 1991, with the official opening of the birthplace being held on the 23rd October 1992.
The birthplace cottage contains memorabilia of Sir Don, of cricket and of the Cootamundra district. It was the initiative of Cootamundra Shire Council to purchase and develop these sites for future generations.
Entry Cost: Adults $3.00, Children under 16 years of age are free
Telephone Contacts: Council offices: (02) 6940 2100 or (02) 6940 2160
Opening Hours: 7 days a week, 9am - 5pm.
Closed on Good Friday, Christmas & Boxing Day.
Call above numbers if Birthplace is unattended to arrange viewing
Location: 89 Adams Street, Cootamundra NSW 2590
Cootamundra (Cootamundra Shire)
Cootamundra Heritage Centre
Website: www.cootamundra.nsw.gov.au (Cootamumdra Shire Council)
Major attraction to the museum: Cootamundra's unique history through collection and exhibition of objects, photographs, written and electronic material.
Further information about the museum or town: The Cootamundra Heritage Centre was established in 2001 as the Centenary of Federation Project undertaken by the Cootamundra Community. Exhibitions include Aboriginal cultural heritage, railway & aviation objects, as well as business, commerce & Cootamundra military related objects, photographs & documents.
Entry Cost: Donation
Telephone Contacts: (02) 6940 2190
Opening Hours: Daily during summer 9am - 5pm. Daily during winter 9.30am - 4.30pm.
Location: Old Railway Barracks, Hovell Street, Cootamundra NSW 2590
Corowa (Corowa Shire)
Website: www.corowa.nsw.gov.au (Corowa Shire Council)
Major attraction to the museum: The story of Australian Federation particularly referring to the important role the town of Corowa played in Federation history.
Further information about the museum or town: The museum cares for a collection of significant sketches by Aboriginal artist Tommy McCrae.
Entry Cost: Adults $2.00, Children $1.00
Telephone Contacts: Val (02) 6033 2189. Allan (02) 6033 4041. Beth (02) 6033 4332.
Opening Hours: Saturdays and Sundays 1pm to 4pm.
Call for viewing arrangements during the weekdays.
We offer a town tour (on your coach) and morning/afternoon tea (extra cost)
Location: 56 Queen Street, Corowa, NSW, 2646
Culcairn (Greater Hume Shire)
Website: Info on Station House Click here
Major attraction to the museum: Station House, home to seventeen Stationmasters and their families from 1883 to 1979, is a tangible reminder of the great railway expansion of the last century. The station was restored and furnished to represent the period it was built in.
Further information about the museum or town: Adjacent to Station House is a fully restored 1909 NSW railway carriage.
Entry Cost: Adults $4.00, Children $2.00
Telephone Contacts: Contact Andrea Simmons (02) 6029 8427 or Allen Fifield (02) 6029 8450
Opening Hours: Saturday 10am to 4pm. Call above numbers to book alternative time.
Location: Corner of Balfour & Melville Street, Culcairn NSW 2660