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Gulgong Pioneers Museum

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Address: 73 Herbert St, Gulgong, New South Wales 2852, Australia
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+61 2 6374 1513
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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So much to see, could spend a long time here.

What an interesting place and so much to see. The people who look after it are volunteers and are really helpful and friendly. Definitely worth the visit.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
HeathBen
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Ripon
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Ripon
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an interesting place and so much to see. The people who look after it are volunteers and are really helpful and friendly. Definitely worth the visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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285 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

It certainly lives up to its advertised “Established in 1962, the Gulgong Pioneers Museum is home to one of the finest collections of Australiana in the country.” It is run wholly by volunteers who have arranged all the objects in amazing collections (little rooms, tableaux) and have done a great job. Highly recommended for a visit.

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Noumea, New Caledonia
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

When you enter the Pioneer's Museum, it looks like a small room full of old equipment. But when you start exploring, you quickly discover that it is a sprawling, labyrinthine complex stuffed full of memorabilia, photos, old equipment, stories, and fascinating displays. On one had it is a bit overwhelming in it's size, as it feels like every attic, basement,... More 

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Thank bp0rter
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

The place to go and wander and wonder. Interesting nostalgia displayed in several halls and shops. Helpful volunteers!

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Lawson, Australia
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464 reviews
143 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

This museum is run by volunteers and it is a credit to them. There are a huge number of exhibits which are carefully arranged in different sections and all extremely interesting. The range of exhibits extends from farming implements and machinery to telephone exchanges, radios, television receivers and video recording equipment. There are also rooms devoted to such things as... More 

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woodford
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24 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

extremely well kept museum, with well set out collections of history relating to the area. well looked after by caring volunteers.

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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

I last visited this place many years ago, and was keen to show my wife this frozen moment of country history. It is voluminous, covering maybe 2000 m2. It has captured almost every aspect of Australian country life, from farm equipment to fashions of the day. I recommend this to everyone.

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Thank GypsyGeoff
Greater Newcastle, Australia
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Museum is well priced & one of the most impressive that we have visited on our travels around the country - well worth the visit & would be surprise if there is not something of interest for most visitors

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

You can easily spend a full day in the museum and still not take it all in. It is particularly interesting for people who may have lived in the area in the last decade, or for others who have lived in rural areas

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Thank Annie S
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Gulgong itself is like stepping back 150 years, but it's highlight must be it's Museum. On paying our $10 p/h entry fee (worth every penny) we were given a map. A hint as to the extent of the collection. Every facet of pioneer life has been touched on. From the shed full of carts to a working print shop with... More 

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