Gulgong Museums

Gulgong Gold Experience, Red Hill Precinct

1This museum is located on the site gold was first discovered by Tom Saunders on 14 April 1870. The replica underground mining tunnel, together with audio visual displays creates an insight into the 1870’s Gulgong Gold Rush era and prepares you for your Gulgong Adventure.

Open 7 days except major public holidays 1pm – 3pm
Children $3, Adults $5, Families $15

BY APPOINTMENT:  Phone Joy – 0418 541 998
Coach tours $4 p/person
School excursions $2 p/person

Gulgong Holtermann Museum, Mayne Street

2The Greatest Wonder of the World Project is a wonderful photo opportunity in the middle of Mayne Street. This is another example of a community project in progress intended to house the UNESCO listed Holtermann Collection of Photographs. The facades have been restored and work is well underway on the gallery space to be opened to the public in the near future. At present the existing space is being used by the community and visiting artists for exhibitions.

Not yet open to public 

Henry Lawson Centre, Mayne Street

3The Henry Lawson Centre is a museum dedicated to Lawson’s life and literary works, and to the family, friends, literary characters and places that filled his years. The old Salvation Army Church was acquired by the community in the 1970’s and so Henry Lawson’s influence lives on in Gulgong!

Open Monday-Saturday 10am-3.30pm/Sunday 10am-1pm

Adult $6 Concession $4 Family $12
Coach groups are welcome by appointment at $4 per person

Gulgong Pioneers Museum, Herbert Street

4The museum is regarded as one of Australia’s best Australiana Museums. The land and buildings were purchased by the community and the museum space was established in 1964. To appreciate this museum allow yourself at least 2 hours to explore and relive the past.

Open 7 days except Christmas and Anzac day 9am – 5pm
Adults $10 Concession $ 8 Students 18 & over $ 8
Students 5yr-17yr $ 3.50 Children under 5- free
Family $27.00 (2 adults & 2 children remainder children free)

Prince of Wales Opera House

5Mayne St, Gulgong

The original Opera House has been developed over the years by the very active Musical and Dramatic Society. This building was also saved from demolition by the dedicated community members and draws many productions to the region that would generally not be possible in small country towns.

View by appointment

RSL Sub-Branch – Military Memorabilia Museum, Herbert Street

6This is a small but well presented museum that has been set up by the local members of the RSL SUB-BRANCH. The historic building forms part of the RSL and is also utilised as the information centre. If this facility is not open pop into the RSL for assistance.

Free contact RSL for more details for opening times.

Swaggies Tiles

7Follow the “Swaggies Trail” down the pavements of Gulgong. These tiles were made by Cheaster Neilie a world renowned potter who is a resident of Gulgong. The trail depicts the signs used by “Swaggies” in the gold rush days to communicate and direct fellow travelers to water, food etc.

Free at your leisure