Murrurundi Museum

The museum exhibits relate to the town of Murrurundi and the surrounding district. In addition to the exhibits, files are made up of many aspects of the lifestyle and achievements of those who have lived there since 1840 when the town of Murrurundi was first laid out. The twin town of Haydonton was laid out in 1841-42 by Thomas Haydon and was a private town. Files of many families are featured. The Fishburn Room contains a splendid model of HMS Endeavour which was built by Thomas Fishburn and acquired by Captain Cook who refitted it before sailing in it on his voyage of discovery.

Address: 
121 Mayne Street, Murrurundi, NSW
Tel: 
0265466142
Hours: 
2pm-4pm Wed, Sat, Sun
Admission: 
Donation only
Facilities: 
Wheelchair access, guided tours
Collection: 
1500 specimens, local history files and local history photographs, including photographs of local identities
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Items

1:60 Scale Model

H.M.S Endeavour

Photo

Ben Hall's Cottage

Description:
The photograph of a cottage built by the Father of Ben Hall, Benjamin Hall Snr. This cottage was where Ben Hall lived when he was young.
Date:
C1843

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Photographic Collection

Norvill Trans-Tasman Flight

Creator:
Peter Norvill
Description:
Photographs taken by local aviator Peter Norvill during his non stop flight in a single engine plane - first crossing, 22nd January 1986, 10hours and 7minutes, Christchurch to Hobart.

Further Flights undertaken by Peter Norvill include historic solo non-stop record flight (21 hours and 44 minutes) across Australia, (30th September to the 1st October, 1983) Also, first solo flight around world by Australian born pilot in fixed wing aircraft, departing and finishing in Australia. Departing Sydney, 6th May, returning Sydney, 11th June 1988, Nautical miles flown 23,000. Aircraft Cessna Hawk XP11, single engine.