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The Henry Parkes Centre

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Address: Newell Highway | Henry Parkes Centre, Parkes, New South Wales 2870, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 2 6862 6000
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The Henry Parkes Centre is a one stop shop for all your travel needs and a...

The Henry Parkes Centre is a one stop shop for all your travel needs and a cultural experience all at the one location!

Home to the Parkes Visitor Information Centre and 4 museums including the King's Castle Elvis Exhibit, Parkes Motor Museum, Henry Parkes history museum and Antique Machinery collection.

One admission provides access to all museums.

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Cars, antiques and Elvis memorabilia.

Our group of 40 was welcomed warmly, and enjoyed the historical displays, the machinery, cars and a very wide-ranging display of Elvis artifacts. Moat Cottage, a replica of Sir... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jenny M
Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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132 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our group of 40 was welcomed warmly, and enjoyed the historical displays, the machinery, cars and a very wide-ranging display of Elvis artifacts. Moat Cottage, a replica of Sir Henry Parkes' birthplace in England, houses an informative film about his life. Well worth a visit!

Thank Jenny M
Logan City, Australia
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140 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We visited this place today.. we were the only visitors there. We went through all the museums.. The Elvis Museum is a wonderful collection of everything Elvis.. I enjoyed the Motor Museum, so every fine examples of days past gone. I even found my first car, 1949 Morris 10. I enjoyed the Museum next door, a walk back to my... More 

Thank barbara s
Parkes, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent display of Elvis memorabilia and vintage cars. The new addition of the Henry Parkes story in Moat Cottage was very well done. Very friendly and helpful people.

Thank joa185
Level Contributor
54 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We were a little disappointed that we paid $10 entry per person to see Elvis memorabilia and a dozen historic vehicles.We would not have even spent ten minutes in there. A documentary video of Henry Parkes' life in the adjacent replica Moat cottage was the insightful. We then discovered that the Historic Centre next door was not connected with the... More 

Thank JonnGee
Parkes, Australia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Great information re Elvis Festival. Did home hosting, as mentioned great information. Was a pleasure to visit the Centre with 'loads' of information available for our four guests!!!

Thank carolanddavidramsay
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Some very interesting Elvis momentous but placement a bit higgily piggily. Car collection very impressive. Also on site is a more pastoral section full of old farming equipment and some old gems Worth a look

Thank mjwgib
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

$10 entry for an adult. Home of the Kings Castle exhibit of authentic Elvis memorabilia. Touted as the largest in the southern hemisphere. Very interesting and well presented. Well worth the visit.

Thank Scott W
Sydney, Australia
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49 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

This place seems to be a mix of everything and I don't know if it works that well. Apart from the usual info you get at any visitors centre, the four 'on one site' museum concept didn't seem to flow in my opinion. The Elvis section was very good but it fell away from there. I'm struggling to see the... More 

Thank Ollynette
Melbourne, Australia
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142 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

This centre combines a folk museum wia car museum and an Elvis museum.There are numerous sheds to visit which are crammed with tractors and other machinery from the past some of which is restored and started up on special occasions.

Thank kevin d
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83 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

If you put aside the elvis and car museum that you need to pay for this is just a standard visitors centre. Nice people and helpful but some internet promos make this out to be something worth visiting and not sure it was worth the stop. Ok but pretty ordinary. I must confess though I just don't get the Parkes... More 

Thank Jason A

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