Ganmain (Coolamon Shire)
Ganmain Historical Museum
Website: www.coolamon.nsw.gov.au (Coolamon Shire Council)
Email:  council@coolamon.nsw.gov.au
Major attraction to the museum: The Ganmain Historical Museum reflects much of the district's agricultural heritage including; tractors, machinery, house hold items, photos & documents.
Further information about the museum or town: Ganmain claims the title of hay centre of Australia as well as home of the famous Ganmain Pie.
Entry Cost: Adults $2.00, Children 50c
Telephone Contacts: Ray Cox (02) 6927 6251 or Stuart Winrow (02) 6927 6100
Opening Hours: Sundays 1:30pm to 4:30pm or on request.
Location:  Waterview Street, Ganmain NSW 2702

Hay bales  

Griffith (Griffith Shire)
Griffith Pioneer Park Museum
www.griffith.com.au (Griffith City Council)
Email:  Darrell.Collins@griffith.nsw.gov.au
Major attraction to the museum: Enjoy the relaxing ambience whilst viewing over 40 historical relocated buildings situated within 11 hectares of natural bushland.  Bring along a picnic lunch or book the volunteer catering service or the BBQ facilities. Soak up the atmosphere whilst enjoying a meal with family and friends within the Museum's recreation facilities. 
Further information about the museum or town: The city of Griffith takes pride in its unique cultural diversity. A major annual event La Festa is held during Easter weekend to acknowledge its multicultural community. A large percentage of Griffith's community is of Italian decent. Griffith Pioneer Park Museum has recognised this with the development of the Italian Museum & Cultural Centre. This exhibition focuses on Italian migration to the area and the role the Italian community played in the development of the region. During August each year the Italian community coordinate Festa Della Salsicce held at Pioneer Park Museum. At this event prizes are awarded for the best local salami, presentation's are followed by food, wine and song, this is an excellent traditional function attended by over 800 people.
Entry Cost: Adults $10.00, Pensioners & Students $8.00 & Children $6.00
Telephone Contacts: (02) 6962 4196 & (mob) 0412 787 846
Opening Hours: Everyday 9.30am to 4pm.
Closed Christmas to New Year
Location:  Corner of Scenic and Remembrance Drives, Griffith NSW 2680Griffith Pioneer Park Museum  

Gundagai (Gundagai Shire)
Gundagai Historical Society

Website: www.gundagai.nsw.gov.au (Gundagai Shire Council)  
Email:  mail@gundagai.nsw.gov.au
Major attraction to the museum: Saddle cloth of renowned racehorse Phar Lap as well as 1912 T-model Ford on display.
Further information about the museum or town: One of the town's major tourist attractions is The Dog on the Tuckerbox which was unveiled on the 28th of November 1932.
Entry Cost: Adults $3.00, Concessions $2.00 & Families $7.00
Telephone Contacts: (02) 6944 1995
Opening Hours: Everyday 9am to 3pm
Location:  Homer Street, Gundagai NSW 2722

Gundagai Museum Pha Lap's Saddle


Hay (Hay Shire)
Bishop's Lodge Historical House & Heritage Rose Garden

Website: www.hay.nsw.gov.au (Hay Shire Council) 
Email:  bishopslodge@westnet.com.au
Major attraction to the museum:  The Bishop's Lodge has been a landmark in Hay since 1888 when work began on this official residence for the Anglican Bishop of the Riverina. This spectacular building is surrounding by an equally impressive garden including a heritage rose garden that  thrives in the dry climate of the Riverina.
Further information about the museum or town: Bishop's Lodge is one of 5 museums in the town of Hay. Bishop's Lodge organises a spring market on the 3rd Sunday in October.
Entry Cost: $5.00 & Children are free
Telephone Contacts: (02) 6993 1727
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 2.00pm to 4.30pm
Location:  Corner of Roset Street & Sturt Highway, Hay, NSW 2711

Image of Bishops Lodge in Hay


Hay (Hay Shire)
Dunera Museum: Hay Internment and Prisoner of War Camps Interpretive Centre

Website: www.hay.nsw.gov.au (Hay Shire Council)
Email:  dunera23@bigpond.com or mail@hay.nsw.gov.au
Major attraction to the museum: Stories, photos and objects of 6,200 German, Austrian, Italian, Japanese and Australian civilian internees and Italian and Japanese Prisoners of War (POW) guarded by 600 members of the 16th Australian Garrison Battalion from 1940 to 1946.
Further information about the museum or town: The 'Dunera Boys', 1,984 German Jews and other refugees from Nazi occupied Europe, were the first internees of British Government WWII policy and arrived in Hay on 7th September 1940.
Entry Cost: $2.00 or for pre-booked guided tour $3.00
Telephone Contacts: David: (02) 6993 2161 or 0428 932 161
Opening Hours: Everyday 9am to 6pm
Location:  Railway Station, 421 Murray Street, Hay, NSW 2711* Extensive shaded parking and platform awning shelter from sun and rain.

Dunera Museum in Hay


Hay (Hay Shire)
Hay Gaol Museum
Website: www.hay.nsw.gov.au  (Hay Shire Council)
Email: mail@hay.nsw.gov.au
Major attraction to the museum: A comprehensive collection of Hay's social history.
Further information about the museum or town: The gaol has been a place of incarceration for prisoners, prisoners of war, the insane, was the site of the Hay Instituition for Girls and has a history as a maternity home and hospital.The museum also has a heritage listed Aboriginal Bark Canoe on display.
Entry Cost: Adults $4.00, Children $1.00
Telephone Contacts: (02) 6993 1003
Opening Hours: Everyday 9am to 5pm
Location:  355 Church Street, Hay, NSW 2711

Hay Gaol Museum



Hay (Hay Shire)
Hay War Memorial Museum
www.hay.nsw.gov.au (Hay Shire Council)
Email:  mlgardam@det.nsw.edu.au or anne.longworth@det.nsw.edu.au or
Major attraction to the museum: Exhibits about Hay and District war service and the history of the school.
Further information about the museum or town: The school was built after WWI as a war memorial to honour those who served. It is a museum within a school which connects young people today to young people from the past.
Entry Cost: $3.00 -bookings essetial
Telephone Contacts: (02) 6993 1408 to arrange visit
Opening Hours: During school terms 9am to 4pm
Location: Pine Street, Hay NSW 2711(Pine Street, western side, between Leonard and Cadell Streets, Hay) 

Hay War Memorial object


Hay (Hay Shire)
Shear Outback Museum

Website: www.shearoutback.com.au
Email:  info@shearoutback.com.au
Major attraction to the museum: The Australia Shearers' Hall of Fame.
Further information about the museum or town: Housed in a stunning architecturally designed building the Shear Outback site also features the Murray Downs Woolshed  from Murray Downs (near Swan Hill). This woolshed was dismantled piece by piece, numbered, and then reconstructed at Shear Outback and is used for shearing demonstrations. Also learn about the legends of shearing- test your stamina on the Shearers Challenge Bike to see you if you can keep up with a shearer doing a normal day's work
Entry Cost: Adults $15.00, Concessions $11.00, Children under 12 years $8.00 & Families $35.00.
Call for prices regarding group bookings.
Telephone Contacts: (02) 6993 4000
Opening Hours: Everyday 9am to 5pm.
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday
Location: Corner Sturt and Cobb Highways, Hay, NSW 2711
(Sturt Highway, 500 metres west of South Hay roundabout) 

Shear Outback Blade Circle

Holbrook (Greater Hume Shire)
Holbrook Submarine Museum

Website: www.holbrooksubmarinemuseum.com
Email:  rennae@GHSC.nsw.gov.au
Major attraction to the museum: An amazing 3D hologram show starring Mrs Holbrook. Another attraction to the museum is the submarine HMAS Otway's control room which allows you to walk through and operate the periscope.
Further information about the museum or town: Holbrook Submarine Museum runs an interactive program which gives visitors the opportunity to experience what it would be like to be on board the HMAS Oyway.
Entry Cost: Adults $5.00, Children $2.00, Families $10.00, Pensioners $4.00 & Children $2.00
Call for information on coaches and guided tours for school classes and so on.
Telephone Contacts: (02)  6036 2422
Opening Hours: Everyday 10 to 4pm
Location:  Corner Wallace Street & the Hume Hwy. Holbrook

Holbrook Submarine Museum160


Holbrook (Greater Hume Shire)
Woolpack Inn Museum
Website: www.woolpackinn.com.au
Email:  info@woolpackinn.com.au
Major attraction to the museum: A unique collection of Holbrook's social history.
Further information about the museum or town: Holbrook has a passenger carrying Miniature Railway which is situated in the Ten Mile Creek Gardens located in the centre of Holbrook. It runs on the 2nd & 4th Sunday of each month and every Sunday during school holidays. For more information contact (02) 6036 2253.
Entry Cost: Adults $5.00, Concession $3.00 & Children 5 - 14years $1.00
Telephone Contacts: Museum: (02) 6036 2131
Opening Hours: Everyday 9:30am to 4pm
Location:  83 Albury Street, Holbrook NSW 2644

Woolpack Inn Museum  

Jerilderie (Jerilderie Shire)
Jerilderie Museum at the Willows

Website: www.jerilderie.nsw.gov.au (Jerilderie Shire Council)
Email:  mail@jerilderie.nsw.gov.au 
Major attraction to the museum: A unique collection of Jerilderie's social history including a replica of Ned Kelly's armour.
Further information about the museum or town: The Kelly gang visited Jerilderie in 1879. The exhibition "Doing the Bolt" will run from Nov 2010 till Nov 2012 in the Jerilderie RLS building. Bookings through Visitor Information Centre at 'The Willows' on 03 58861666.
Entry Cost: Gold coin donation
Telephone Contacts: (03) 5886 1666 (on site number) or (03) 5886 1200
Opening Hours: Everyday 10am to 5pm
Location:  11 Powell Street, Jerilderie NSW 2716(Visitor Information Centre)

Jerilderie at the Willows 

Jindera (Greater Hume Shire)
Jindera Pioneer Museum
Website: www.jinderapioneermuseum.org.au

Email:  enquiry@jinderapioneermuseum.org.au or pmool7@bigpond.com
Major attraction to the museum: A unique collection of Jindera's social history, particularly relating to the story of German migration to the district. 
Further information about the museum or town: For travelling tour buses we provide a special tour and a delicious home style country afternoon or morning tea served in our historical Tea Rooms. To book this service, please contact us by phoning (02) 6026 3622.
Entry Cost: Adults $5.00, Seniors $4.00, Pensioners $3.00, Students $1.00 and Children under 12 years 50c
Telephone Contacts: Museum: (02) 6026 3622 or President: (02) 6026 0648
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday - October to April:        10.00 am - 4.30 pm
                                                                  - May to September:   10.00 am - 3.00 pm
Location:  Urana Road, Jindera NSW 2646

Jindera Pioneer Museum160


Junee (Junee Shire)
Broadway Museum

Website: www.junee.nsw.gov.au
Email:  costukan@comcen.com.au
Major attraction to the museum: Is the collection of photographs and documentations on exhibition that relate to the rich heritage of the town's rural and railway past and present. A private antique shop and coffee bar operate in the old hotel barroom. Entrance to the museum is through the shop.
Further information about the museum or town: The museum opporates a Colonial Bush Woodworking program. Poet and balladeer, Brian Beasley will provide bush craft demonstrations by appointment.
Entry Cost: Adults $5.00, Concession $4.00, Students $2.00
Telephone Contacts: Colin (02) 6924 1832
Opening Hours: Open six days a week 10am to 4pm. Closed Tuesdays, Good Friday & Christmas Day.
For group bookings outside of the above times call Colin on (02) 6924 1832
Location:  Broadway Street, Junee NSW 2663

Junee Broadway Museum

Junee (Junee Shire)
Junee Railway Roundhouse & Museum
Website: www.roundhousemuseum.com.au
Email: N/A
Major attraction to the museum: Half the Roundhouse is still used for commercial reconditioning and the rebuilding of locomotives. The other half operates as a museum opened in 1994 by a group of volunteers with a vision of keeping the town's rail story alive. It is an interactive Museum- you can climb aboard the engines and carriages and view the large model train.
Further information about the museum or town: When the Roundhouse was built, the 100 foot turntable was the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. It remains a working museum with a private operator working 5 days per week.
Entry Cost: Adults $6.00, Concessions $4.00 & Families $16.00  
Telephone Contacts: (02) 6924 2909 or 0407 709 725
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 12pm to 4:30pm.
Weekends & Public Holidays 9:30am to 4:30pm.
Closed Christmas Day & Good Friday.
Location:  Harold Street, Junee NSW 2663

Junee Railway Roundhouse and Museum


Lockhart (Lockhart Shire)
Greens Gunyah Museum

Website: www.lockhart.nsw.gov.au
Email:  mail@lockhart.nsw.gov.au
Major attraction to the museum: The Museum is home to the Doris Golder Gallery - a collection of unique portraits and landscapes using natural wool fibres. The museum has a display of old agricultural equipment with several rare tractors. The museum also has a dedicated exhibition telling the story of Brookong Station and the famous shearers' strike in 1888.
Further information about the museum or town: Lockhart is known as the Verandah Town -  restored verandahs, heritage pavers walk and many original buildings give the town centre a unique character.  When visiting you can also view a number of Spirit of the Land sculptures made from recycled agricultural equipment.
Entry Cost: $5.00
Telephone Contacts: (02) 6920 5674
Opening Hours: Friday and Saturday 10am to 4pm, Sunday 11am to 4pm.
Appointments at other times contact- Cheryl Gowland on 0429 206 228
Location: 45 Urana Street, Lockhart, NSW 2656 (Corner of Urana & Green St)

Doris Golder Wool Portrait