"preserving the past for future generations"
THE LARGE WINDMILL AT THE FRONT OF THE BUILDING EASILY IDENTIFIES IT. THIS LARGE SOUTHERN CROSS WINDMILL IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST IN NSW. IT HAS A 7.3M (24 FEET) MILL HEAD.
GILGANDRA RURAL MUSEUM
ENTRY STILL ONLY $5!................SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN FREE!
PLEASE NOTE: Because of the large number of exhibits on show we strongly advise setting aside at least 2 - 3 hours to fully appreciate the Gilgandra Rural Museum.
NEW OPENING TIMES:
As from the 1st January 2015 opening times will change. The new times are:
Public holidays and school holidays: 9am - 4pm. (no change)
All other days: 10am - 2pm.
Open every day except Christmas Day
Disabled facilities are available. Please ask at the front office for directions.
An extensive and exciting range of agricultural plant and machinery is housed in the Museum. Items of interest include - Howard Rotary Hoe (pictured above and invented in Gilgandra in 1920), Ridley Stripper, Ruston Proctor Steam Traction Engine (below), Titan Tractor (below) , Ajax Gas Producer, McKay Harvester and McCormick Deering Tractor.
1912 RUSTON PROCTOR STEAM TRACTOR
1920 TITAN TRACTOR
(MANUFACTURED BY INTERNATIONAL HARVESTOR CO)
BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE..................
IT'S NOT ALL OLD MACHINERY ...THERE'S SOMETHING FOR ALL THE FAMILY
Within the grounds of the Rural Museum can be found the Tooraweenah Police Gaol, Uargon Subsidised School (pictured above), the famous Berida Sheep Station bookkeeper's office and residence and the Bullagreen Station shearer's quarters (pictured below). As well as a doctors surgery and a blacksmith shop. These buildings contain local items from bygone days from kitchenware to doctor's instruments and hospital equipment.
In the display/meeting room complex can be found many local photographs, musical instruments (pictured below), sewing machines, etc. from past times. Local history books such as Marion Dormer's "Bushman's Arms" are also available for sale.
Entry to the museum - Adult $5. Children school age & under are FREE. Variations are negotiable for groups, with morning tea being available by prior arrangement.
Gilgandra Museum and Historical Society Inc.
ABN 95 995 292 056