With strong ties to Australia’s war, gold, Aboriginal and agricultural history, the Hilltops Region is home to an abundance of museums and galleries.
The Boorowa Museum is located on Marsden Street, in what is believed to be the last commercial building of Pise (rammed earth) construction still in use in Australia. The Boorowa Museum is a community museum which documents, preserves and interprets local family history. Its significant collection relates to lifestyle, textiles & costumes, the local wool industry and the changing times in Boorowa.
Harden Murrumburrah Historical Society Museum is located on Albury Street, Murrumburrah. It includes local history artefacts and theme areas such as railway, chemist shop, blacksmith shop, kitchen circa 1900s, tools and farming, clothing, gold mining, school room, musical instruments and Light Horse.
A hand sculpted Bill the Bastard monument is on display in Murrumburrah, near the Federation Star, on the corner of Bathurst and Albury Streets.
Young Historical Museum is located within the former Young Public School building, built in 1883. The museum is full of artefacts and memorabilia relating to Young’s history. Visitors can browse at their leisure through the five main display areas. From the historically significant ‘Roll-Up Banner’ carried by the miners during the anti-Chinese riots of June 1861, to items from the gold rush era, items from local dentists, barbers, hairdressers, World War One and World War Two, and the early establishment of Young.
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