New South Wales

New South Wales

Museum of Sydney on the site of First Government House

A public plaza, First Government Place, preserves the site of the first Government House (1788).

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

The current gallery opened in 1990 and presents a quality exhibition program featuring touring exhibitions and selections from the permanent collection, and a varied program of activities including lectures, workshops and educational services.

Art Gallery of New South Wales

Established in 1874, the Art Gallery of New South Wales is one of Australia's oldest and largest art museums. The gallery's collection includes Australian and Aboriginal, European, Asian contemporary and photography sections.

Powerhouse Museum Yanco

The Yanco Powerhouse was built in c1913 to supply power to the Murrumbidgee irrigation area. The building was extended in 1937 and decommissioned in 1957 when electricity from the Snowy Mountains Scheme became available.

Dorrigo Steam Railway and Museum

The museum is devoted to the preservation of all manner of items from the railways of New South Wales, including the Dorrigo Branch line. There are currently 57 locomotives, 300 carriages and wagons and thousands of small exhibits.

National Motor Racing Museum

The museum collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits motor sport history in Australia. Its collection consists of motor racing memorabilia dating from the 1900s, including objects associated with the living history being made on the international race circuit Mount Panorama every year.

Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery

The Campbelltown Gallery was purpose built as a Bicentenary project. The building was designed to incorporate exhibition spaces, a library, kitchen facilities for major functions as well as workshop spaces for community and educational art and craft classes.

Gilgandra Museum

The Museum houses a collection of historic artefacts, some pertaining to Gilgandra. The Cooee March Room contains memorabilia of the Boer War, World War I (Grace March) and World War II. A large shed houses rural and outdoor exhibits of machinery and historic buildings.

Australian Museum

The Australian Museum, established in 1827, was Australia's first museum. It holds unique and extensive collections of natural science and cultural artefacts.

Happy Valley

The main museum venue is in a large slab barn where items of local and regional interest are displayed. Happy Valley has been under the control of the Locker family since 1848. Up until 1950, it was used as a base for mountain rural activities.

Tenterfield Centenary Cottage

The Museum holds a large collection of household items, farm machinery, tools, furniture, and books with photographs of people and places from early times. Memorabilia from Boer and World Wars is also kept.

New South Wales Lancers Memorial Museum

The NSW Lancers Memorial Museum commemorates the history of the NSW Lancers, Australian Light Horse, Cavalry and the Armoured Corps.

Illawarra Light Railway Museum Society Ltd.

Visitors to this working museum can view a collection of light railway equipment in progressive stages of restoration, and on steaming days, ride in vintage carriages behind steam locomotives.

UNSW Art Collection

The collection focuses on Australian art post 1949, covering paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture, textiles, ceramics and photographs - all relating in some way to activities of The University of New South Wales.

Albert Kersten GeoCentre

This interactive museum and interpretive centre displays the best of the Broken Hill city mineral collection. The GeoCentre uses the wonders of Broken Hill geology to explain Earth Sciences, especially mineralogy, metallurgy and geological time.1000 - 2000 mineral specimens.

Crystal Kingdom

The Crystal Kingdom when established in 1974, was the first mineral museum in Australia to display minerals and fossils from the one locality only, the Warrumbungle Range. This concept is still adhered today.