Lambing Flat Folk Museum

At the Lambing Flat Folk Museum you will discover the history of the famous Lambing Flat goldfields and the anti-Chinese riots which occurred here. It has been claimed that the riots played a major part in the establishment of the now discredited White Australia Policy.

Situated in the 1883 old School Building on the Olympic Highway, Campbell Street, Young, the Museum houses the original 150 year old banner, which was carried at the head of the procession of European miners as they drove the Chinese miners from their camps at Blackguard Gully and Back Creek.

Bushrangers were active in the area and visitors can see a prayer book made by Frank Gardiner whilst he was in Gaol on Cockatoo Island.

You will find rare and intriguing items from the past in the various sections of the Museum. From household items, farm equipment, a rare “Autogen Gas Light Machine”, gold mining tools, dental equipment, barber shop display and a range of clothing from days gone by.

After you have visited the Museum, you can take a short trip to the Chinese Tribute Gardens which are a tribute to the large role the Chinese people played in the development of the town of Young.

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Lambing Flat Folk Museum
2 Campbell Street

(02) 6382 2248

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Entry Fees

Adult $5.00
Pensioners/Concession card holders $4.00
University students $4.00
School students $2.00
Children under five years old Free

Opening Hours

10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Closed Good Friday, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day