Wingham Museum

Wingham Museum

The museum was famously opened in 1968 by Australia’s great aviatrix Nancy Bird Walton, and is housed in one of Wingham’s most historically significant buildings – its first general store. The collection is lovingly curated by a team of dedicated volunteers, and includes the original lock-up that held famed bushranger Jimmy Governor among its many relics.

Wander through our many large rooms of themed displays that house antiques ranging from Gaelic bibles bought out by original Scottish settlers to rare local aboriginal artefacts and hand- carved furniture. Each display is supported by the Manning Valley Historical Society’s nationally significant photographic collection, which provides a fascinating insight into what life was really like for the pioneering men and women who chose to settle in rural towns.

Take a little piece of history home with you by visiting our store, which offers a selection of historical books and handcrafts created by local artisans.

As the primary keeping place of local culture and heritage in the Manning Valley, Wingham Museum is the custodian of a large collection of artefacts representing all facets of life in the Manning. More than 10,000 items are presented over 500 square meters of exhibition space that includes the following themes…

Fashion, textiles and crafts; natural history; Aboriginal culture and history; domestic life; industries, agriculture and farming; the Manning River, transport and communication; and serving in war and the war at home.  In other words – it’s big! Come in and see our for yourself. Wander across the floorboards of our National Trust building and learn about our pioneering past.

Walk through the jail cell that held infamous bushranger, Jimmy Governor or read about the trials of Isabella Mary Kelly – the inspiration for Di Morrissey’s book “the Valley”.

  • 12 Farquhar St, Wingham NSW 2429, Australia

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Wingham Museum

The museum was famously opened in 1968 by Australia’s great aviatrix Nancy Bird Walton, and is housed in one of Wingham’s most historically significant buildings – its first general store. The collection is lovingly curated by a team of dedicated volunteers, and includes the original lock-up that held famed bushranger Jimmy Governor among its many relics.

Wander through our many large rooms of themed displays that house antiques ranging from Gaelic bibles bought out by original Scottish settlers to rare local aboriginal artefacts and hand- carved furniture. Each display is supported by the Manning Valley Historical Society’s nationally significant photographic collection, which provides a fascinating insight into what life was really like for the pioneering men and women who chose to settle in rural towns.

Take a little piece of history home with you by visiting our store, which offers a selection of historical books and handcrafts created by local artisans.

As the primary keeping place of local culture and heritage in the Manning Valley, Wingham Museum is the custodian of a large collection of artefacts representing all facets of life in the Manning. More than 10,000 items are presented over 500 square meters of exhibition space that includes the following themes…

Fashion, textiles and crafts; natural history; Aboriginal culture and history; domestic life; industries, agriculture and farming; the Manning River, transport and communication; and serving in war and the war at home.  In other words – it’s big! Come in and see our for yourself. Wander across the floorboards of our National Trust building and learn about our pioneering past.

Walk through the jail cell that held infamous bushranger, Jimmy Governor or read about the trials of Isabella Mary Kelly – the inspiration for Di Morrissey’s book “the Valley”.

Gee Cee

Fantastic museum. A great surprise in such a little town. It went on and on. Much bigger than you think. Very interesting and well set out. Lovely staff

Apr 5

George Ipsen

This is really a great museum. Has so much local history with some really interesting stuff. Well worth the visit.

Dec 14

Glenn Parkin

great place lots of history and the man at counter was very nice and new alot about the history

Jan 21

John Flaxman

First rate museum. Well worth a visit. Very extensive exhibition of the local district

Jul 28

Paul Barham

We enjoyed our time at Wingham Museum. Lots of fascinating objects. A must see when you’re in Wingham.

Aug 18
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