Yass and District Museum

The Yass & District Museum regularly changes its main display area to highlight aspects of the local history. Currently A J Shearsby; Renaissance Man of Yass features local Alfred James Shearsby a photographer, geologist, artist, astronomer, palaeontologist, writer and administrator with more than a hundred images taken by him during his time in Yass.

Other exhibits include Comur Street, a small scale model streetscape of the main street c1895, and various treasures from our collection.

The district’s wool growing history also features with numbers of objects related to its production on display. Barren Jack- the lost city is a photographic record compiled by A J Shearsby of the early construction phase of Burrinjuck Dam and the churches, pubs and commercial life of early Yass have not been forgotten.

To coincide with the bicentenary of Hamilton Hume’s first visit to the Yass Plains a new exhibition based in his explorations is planned to open in October 2021.

Also available are a collection of digitised historic images.

The museum is conveniently located just two doors from the Yass Visitors’ Centre and adjoining Coronation Park with playground and toilet facilities.

Contact & Visit

Yass and District Museum
247a Comur Street
NSW 2582

(02) 6226 2557 or 1300 886 014

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Entry Fees

Adults $5.00
Children free

Opening Hours

10:00 am to 4:00 pm
And public holidays.

Closed during winter. Other opening hours are by appointment only.