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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.

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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.


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The Colonial Kitchen


Sat 19 Nov 2016, Commencing at 2.00pm Molong Historical Society Museum, Riddell Street, Molong Explore our food heritage with SLM gastronomer Jacqui Newling in Molong Museum’s early kitchen. Enjoy a friendly cuppa with afternoon tea as we rediscover the types of food and flavours on offer one hundred-plus years ago, and the techniques employed to produce them in kitchens such as … read more


Fact Sheet – Gastronomy in the Museum


With funding from an Arts NSW Partnership grant Sydney Living Museums (SLM) is a major institutional partner with Central West NSW Villages of the Heart Project, designed to tell rural stories, with particular focus on a ‘from pasture to plate’ research theme. SLM’s ‘resident gastronomer’ Jacqui Newling curates the Eat your History initiative, using food as a lens to explore … read more


Senior Constable John Herbert, 1837–1865

Canowindra was once ‘the bushrangers’ town – quite literally. For three days and nights in October 1863 the town and all comers were held by Ben Hall’s gang in an audacious raid that deeply embarrassed the authorities. It was not the first instance of bushranger raids on the town. But this contempt for officialdom came at a cost; the injury and … 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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