Armidale Folk Museum / Hillgrove MuseumLast updated Friday, 26 Nov 2010.
The Armidale Folk Museum is located in the old School of the Arts premises. The Armidale Folk Museum can trace its origins back as early at 1933 when, with support of the Armidale Dumaresq Council, a Municipal Museum was established. Since that time, the museum has become an important resource of education and historical research, as well as being the repository for a huge and valuable collection of the district's material culture. Housed in the heritage-listed 1863 Mechanic's Institute building, the museum has just celebrated 50 years continuous operation on the site. The building has notable historical and landmark significance and is ideally suited to house the folk museum. It is also ideally located close to the ADC's CBD and other public buildings and facilities. Two branch museums are operated, each with a specific focus on an important part of the district's history. The Hillgrove Museum, 35 kms east of Armidale, portrays the history of that old gold mining town and was established in 1976.
Resident organisations at Armidale Folk Museum / Hillgrove Museum: The Armidale Historical Society
Category: Gallery/Museum (paid staff)
Phone: 02 6771 4398
Armidale, NSW 2350
Other facilities in Armidale
Local Government Area: Armidale Dumaresq Council
Dedicated parking: Armidale Folk Museum / Hillgrove Museum does not have dedicated parking.