Do you love Edwardian fashion or have an interest in the wool industry? At the Boorowa Museum there’s something for everyone.
The Boorowa Museum is housed in the old George Patterson Store, a pise building constructed in 1882. Since its construction, the building has been used for several enterprises including an undertaking business.
Boorowa was founded on the back of the wool industry and this is reflected in the Window on Wool exhibition. It features hand shearing pieces, stories and photographs of the industry as it relates to the development of the town.
In the exhibition shed there is the Star of Murringo bullock wagon that transported wool bales from Boorowa to Yass. The wagon was constructed in the workshop of Albert Holgate located in the nearby village of Rye Park.
The Museum is home to a historic clothing collection including beautiful Edwardian gowns and accessories worn by the ladies of the Hume family, relatives of the explorer Hamilton Hume. Shoes, bags, hats, furs and gowns are all on show in the Fashionista exhibition currently on display in the museum.
The Museum is conveniently located on the main street of town with easy access to shops and cafes and free parking! Take an easy stroll around town to see some of the other historic buildings on the Shamrock Trails.