Museums, Galleries and Libraries are opening their doors in the Central West

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The NSW Government has stated that museums, galleries and libraries may open from Monday 1 June. Here’s a list of venues across our region that are opening.

updated June 12, 12:00pm

Here’s what we know so far:

BLAYNEY

  • Blayney Library – open from Tuesday 2 June  here
  • May Raechelle Art Gallery, Millthorpe – open now  here
  • Golden Memories Museum, Millthorpe – open from Saturday 6 June  here
  • Carcoar Hospital Museum – TBC  here
  • Carcoar Pottery – open from Saturday 6 June  here
  • Courthouse Museum, Carcoar – open from Saturday 6 June  here
  • Stoke Stable Museum, Carcoar – open from Saturday 6 June  here
  • The Twentieth Century Toy Museum, Carcoar – TBC  here
  • Carmanhurst Military Museum, Carcoar – TBC  here

BATHURST

  • Bathurst Visitor Centre – open from Wednesday 3 June  here
  • Bathurst Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) – from Tuesday 9 June  here
  • Australian Fossil & Mineral Museum – from Thursday 4 June  here
  • Bathurst Rail Museum – open from Friday 5 June  here
  • Chifley Home – TBC  here
  • National Motor Racing Museum – from Wednesday 3 June  here
  • Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre (BMEC) – TBC  here
  • Old Government Cottage, Bathurst – TBC  here
  • Miss Trail’s House – TBC  here
  • Bathurst Library – open from Tuesday 9 June  here
  • T.arts Gallery, Bathurst – open now  here
  • Hill End Visitor Centre – open from Monday 1 June  here
  • History Hill Museum, Hill End – open from Thursday 4 June  here
  • La Paloma Pottery, Hill End – open from Monday 1 June  here
  • Rockley Mill and Stables Museum – closed until September  here
  • Bathurst Arts Trail – back June 6 & 7  here

CABONNE

  • Molong Library – open from Tuesday 2 June  here
  • Manildra Library – open from Tuesday 2 June  here
  • Canowindra Library – open from Tuesday 2 June  here
  • Canowindra Arts Gallery – open from Monday 1 June  here
  • Canowindra Age of Fishes Museum – open from Monday 1 June  here
  • David Isbester Gallery, Canowindra – open from Monday 1 June by appointment  here
  • Banjo Paterson… More Than A Poet Museum and Cafe, Yeoval – open here
  • Amusu Theatre & Manildra Movie Poster Museum – open from Saturday 6 June  here

COWRA

  • Cowra Regional Art Gallery (CRAG) – from Tuesday 16 June  here
  • Cowra Visitor Centre – open from Monday 1 June  here
  • Cowra and District Historical Museum – open from Monday 1 June  here
  • Cowra Japanese Gardens & Gallery – open from Monday 1 June  here
  • Cowra Library – open from Tuesday 2 June  here

FORBES

  • Platypus Gallery, Forbes – open from Thursday 4 June  here
  • Forbes Library – open from Tuesday 2 June  here
  • Forbes Railway Visitor Centre – open from Monday 1 June  here
  • McFeeters Motor Museum – open from Monday 1 June  here

LACHLAN

  • Utes in the Paddock, Condobolin – always open  here
  • Condobolin Railway Museum – by appointment  here
  • Condobolin Library – open from Monday 1 June  here
  • Lake Cargelligo Museum – TBC (Wednesdays only)  here
  • Wiradjuri Study Centre, Condobolin – by appointment  here

LITHGOW

  • Gang Gang Gallery, Lithgow – open from Friday 5 June  here
  • Gallery H, Dargan – open from Monday 1 June  here
  • Kew-Y-Ahn Gallery, Hartley – open from Tuesday 16 June  here
  • Hartley Historic Village – open from Tuesday 16 June  here
  • Lithgow Visitor Centre – open from Monday 1 June  here
  • Eskbank House Museum – open from Thursday 4 June  here
  • Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum – open (Tuesday & Thursday)  here
  • Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park and Railway – open  here

OBERON

  • Jenolan Caves – accomodation only with cave tours TBC  here
  • Oberon and District Museum – open from Saturday 6 June  here
  • Oberon Military Museum – open from Saturday 6 June  here
  • Oberon Tarana Heritage Railway – TBC  here
  • Oberon Visitor Centre – open from Monday 1 June  here

ORANGE

  • The Corner Store Gallery, Orange – from Wednesday 3 June  here
  • The Peisley St Gallery, Orange – open from Monday 1 June  here
  • Orange Regional Gallery (ORG) – closed for redevelopment until 2021  here
  • Orange Regional Museum (ORM) – open from Tuesday 2 June  here
  • Orange Library – open from Tuesday 2 June  here
  • Orange Visitor Centre – open from Monday 1 June  here

PARKES

  • Parkes Library – open from Monday 1 June  here
  • Parkes Visitor Centre – from Monday 1 June (not weekends)  here
  • Parkes Public Art Trail – always open  here
  • Wiradjuri Ampitheatre – always open  here
  • Henry Parkes Museum – open from Friday 12 June  here
  • Kings Castle – open from Friday 12 June  here
  • Parkes Antique Motor Club Museum – open from Friday 12 June  here
  • Parkes Aviation Museum – open Thursday 18 June  here
  • Peak Hill Visitor Centre – only open Wed, Thur, Fri  here
  • Parkes Observatory Visitor Centre – open from Saturday 4 July  here

WEDDIN

  • Grenfell Art Gallery – open from Friday 24 July  here
  • Grenfell Library – open from Monday 1 June (reduced hours)  here
  • Grenfell Visitor Centre – open from Monday 1 June (reduced hours)  here

We will keep adjusting this list as we know more…

Please let us know if you are opening: artsoutwest@csu.edu.au

The Arts OutWest region is Wiradjuri country.

Images from left to right:
Cobleys Building, Canowindra by David Isbester.
Their Screams Penetrate
by Harrie Fasher.
The Corner Store Gallery in Orange.

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