Address: 37 Park Street Millthorpe NSW 2798, Australia
Opening Hours: Opening Hours 10am – 4pm Weekends, School and Public Holidays or other days/times by appointment
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 6366 3980
Visit site: www.millthorpemuseum.com
In the Museum you’ll experience the rich social, agricultural and mining history of the district seen though the pioneering archives, hundreds of photos and family histories with large collections of fascinating local objects.
A Wiradjuri Peoples display, interactive schoolroom, a collection of fascinating tractors and the huge 13 tonne Clayton and Shuttleworth steam traction engine which worked around the district crushing gold ore, clearing land and making chaff.
The Museum of Rural Technology tracks the development of machinery and its local use for pea picking, potato cropping and farming in the district. Many of the machines are operation so visitors can understand how they worked.
The history of gold mining and prospecting in the district is explored right up to the current 24/7 mine at Cadia to the West. The Cadia Theatrette shows the Cadia mines operation and history of this huge mine and its importance to the prosperity of the district.
Enjoy local craft and produce from the Jacoba Craft Cottage Services: Group visits welcome from schools, social clubs or family groups at times to suit you. Catering and village guided walks available for pre-booked groups
When visiting the museum spend a while to stroll the historic streets of Millthorpe, relax, unwind and soak up the beauty and elegance of a bygone era.
Group visits are always welcome from schools, social clubs or family groups at times to suit you.
To view items in the collection click here
Family history inquiries are charged at a basic fee of $25 then depending on the time spent, $10 each hour after.