The Queen's Purse



Marea likes hats. Her mother takes her to Melbourne to find the perfect hat for the Gold Cup race day in Wagga Wagga, opening her eyes to the world of millinery.

When Marea grows up she embarks on an adventure to London and meets her old friend from Urana, Freddie Fox. Together, they undertake a special project that she couldn’t have imagined, in her wildest dreams, would be possible for a girl from Wagga Wagga.

Join us for a whimsical, life size illustrated exhibition telling the incredible story of Marea Bright, world class milliner and Wagga Wagga character.

Visit the Exhibition

  • Opening times: Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm, Sunday 10am to 2pm, closed Mondays.
  • Dates: TBD
  • Location: Museum of the Riverina Historic Council Chambers site, corner Baylis Street and Morrow Street, Wagga Wagga
  • Cost: Free