Sexton’s Cottage

Sexton’s Cottage, once used for laying out bodies prior to burial, is now a local history museum, housing research resources on the history of St Thomas’ Cemetery and those buried there. Dedicated in 1848, the cemetery was the first burial ground on the north shore. The land was donated to the Parish of St Leonards by

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Saumarez Homestead

This ten-hectare grazing property was first inhabited by British settlers led by Henry Dumaresq in the 1830s. Today it includes an elegant, extensive, fully furnished Edwardian homestead, built between 1888 and 1906, and 15 farm and other buildings dating up to 1910, with their collections of early farm equipment. Experiences Take a guided tour through

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Murrurundi Historical Society Museum

The museum encompasses three buildings: a pioneer cottage, a church used as the museum’s exhibition centre, and the Literary Institute which operates as the main museum building. The museum complex is located on Mayne Street (New England Highway) at the Information and Rural Transaction Centre. Settlers Heritage Cottage One of the most interesting of Murrurundi’s

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Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum

Located on the site of the 1914 railway roundhouse in the lower Blue Mountains of NSW, the Museum has a focus on the fascinating history of the main western line. Many of the unique exhibits, both large and small, showcase the special relationship between the Depot and the community, and reveal the important role it

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La Perouse Museum

The La Perouse Museum sits within a spectacular historic landscape on the northern headland of Botany Bay within the Botany Bay National Park. The dramatic view extends east to the Pacific Ocean, south across the sheltered waters of Botany Bay to the landing place of Captain Cook at Kurnell, and west to the distant industrial

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Don Bank Museum

Don Bank is the oldest wooden house in North Sydney. Built in the first half of the 19th century, it was acquired by North Sydney Council in 1979 and converted into a local history museum. On 20 October 1854 the Sydney Morning Herald described it as: “A pretty marine villa with commanding views of Port Jackson.” Don Bank is

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Wagga Wagga Railway Heritage Museum

We’re preserving our local rail history so that school children, rail enthusiasts, visitors, families can visit and enjoy it with us! We have an active volunteer workforce of current and former railway employees who look after our treasured assets. Drop in and see us, the museum is located on the historic Wagga Wagga Railway Station

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Everglades House & Gardens

The National Trust brings Australia’s heritage alive at Everglades Gardens. Drawing from the great traditions of European landscape design as well as the unique Blue Mountains bushland, Everglades will charm with its grace and beauty. Constructed in the 1930s by Danish-born landscape gardener Paul Sorensen in conjuction with owner Henri van de Velde, Everglades gardens

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Dundullimal Homestead

A visit to the National Trust’s Dubbo property, Dundullimal is a special experience which allows visitors to step back into rural life in the early colony. Its story is one of amazing endeavour and vision, evidenced in the creation of a finely crafted, albeit rustic home, which has survived in near original condition at a

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Lismore Regional Museum

The Museum is located in the heritage-listed former Lismore Municipal Building, with the main exhibition displayed within the old Council Chamber. The building features rainforest timber panelling. Exhibitions about local Aboriginal culture, European settlement, industry and shipping showcase the region’s rich history. Artefacts used by Aboriginal families and early timber getters are displayed, along with

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Manilla Heritage Museum

Manilla’s first museum opened to the public in 1973, in temporary premises at the southern end of Manilla street. Local history buffs have been collecting stories, documents, artefacts and memorabilia since incorporation of the History Group in 1972. “Royce Cottage”, now renamed Manilla Heritage Museum, opened in 1975. Today, the Manilla Community Colleciton is acknowledged

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Jindera Pioneer Museum

The first German settlers arrived in the Jindera area in 1867, having trecked from Adelaide in horse drawn wagons. Before they arrived, probably in the 1840s, a small wattle and daub hut was built just off the main track through town. This hut still stands at the site of the Jindera Pioneer Museum, and probably

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Tocal Homestead

You will hear tales of bushrangers and cattlemen; of architects and convicts, as you enjoy a stroll around the heritage farm precinct of Tocal Homestead in the Hunter Valley. The Georgian homestead is set amongst huge fig trees overlooking Tocal lagoon with the PatersonRiver just beyond. Built as country retreat, the house is part of

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Heritage Cottage

Orange and District Historical Society was formed in 1949 and provides a focus for gathering and display of historical information and artefacts. ODHS is focused on the collection, identification and display of historical items from the Orange District. A small number of the Society meet every Wednesday at the Heritage Cottage at 148 March Street

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Norman Lindsay Gallery and Museum

Discover the work of an illustrious local – visit the Norman Lindsay Gallery and its landscaped Roman-style gardens! Once the home of artist and writer Norman Lindsay (1879-1969) this sandstone cottage and extensive grounds, located at 14 Norman Lindsay Cres Faulconbridge, is now a gallery run by the National Trust, displaying the artist’s impressive practice

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Griffith Pioneer Park Museum

Explore the history of Griffith and the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area as you walk around — and into — an extensive collection of buildings and artefacts from the region. Within these and throughout the Park are many of the machines, tools and other artefacts from the history of Griffith and the construction of the Riverina’s ‘food

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Arms of Australia Inn Museum

The Arms of Australia Inn Museum administered by the Nepean District Historical Society. Located in the Penrith Valley, at Emu Plains, the Arms of Australia Inn Museum sits at the gateway to the Blue Mountains National Park. The inn was once a staging post for travellers making the trip from Sydney over the Blue Mountains

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Roughley House

The Pines and Roughley House, built in 1856, has been home to five generations of the Roughley family from convict beginnings to community patrons. Named after the many towering pine trees planted by various generations of the family, the homestead commands views of the Blue Mountains and north western Sydney. Clive Roughley, youngest of five

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Vaucluse House

a country house by the harbour 1805 Delight in the ornate interiors of the home of statesman and explorer William Charles Wentworth and his wife, Sarah. See the house’s strange style and incomplete construction, and hear about the couple’s struggle for social acceptance. Discover our historic kitchen garden and enjoy afternoon tea at the charming

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The Mint

Modern architecture in a historic place.   1811/2003 Step inside Australia’s oldest surviving public building, or visit the impressive Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection and immerse yourself in Sydney’s rich history of house interiors and gardens. Dine in style at the Sydney Mint Café on the top floor of the original Rum Hospital, or

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