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With a rich history in the arts and a flourishing cultural scene, Orange has become a major creative hub for the area.

A great starting point for visitors is the cultural precinct opposite Robertson Park, which takes up an entire city block. The magnificent Orange Regional Museum, which also houses the excellent Orange Visitor Information Centre and Groundstone cafe, are must see Orange attractions. The nearby Orange Regional Gallery has re-opened after a state-of-the-art renovation, offering an ever-changing program of contemporary exhibitions as well as an inspired program of art workshops for children.

Fascinating museums can also be found in Orange’s surrounding towns and villages. See 360 million year old fossils at Canowindra’s Age of Fishes Museum, which was described by broadcaster Sir David Attenborough as ‘world class’. The Eugowra Bushranger Museum and Yeoval’s Banjo Paterson Museum are also well worth a visit.

Culturally, you will find no shortage of things to do in Orange, with the Orange Civic Theatre’s vibrant program featuring national dance, opera and theatre companies, stand-up comedy, local theatre productions and live music.The Orange Chamber Music Festival is the new Art Music event of the Central West, featuring established Australian ensembles, domestic and local artists within a variety of locations, ranging from the concert stage to cellar doors and hatted restaurants. Tickets for the 2022 festival will open for pre-sale on July 1st 2021.

Orange Regional Gallery Current Exibitions:

Aida Tomescu: Unfolding Presence - 4 December 2021 – 23 January 2022

Karla Dickens: A Dickensian Sideshow - 4 December 2021 – 13 February 2022

Antariksa:  Co-Prosperity #5 - 4 December 2021 – 16 January 2022

Winhanganha Mayiny - 4 December 2021 – 5 June 2022

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The Peisley Street Gallery

The objective of The Peisley Street Gallery is to introduce new visual voices to the Central West. The Peisly St Gallery is an independent gallery offering exhibitions of quality artworks, including works on canvas, paper and board, prints, ceramics, sculpture, and photography.
 
Opening Hours
Monday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Age Of Fishes Museum

The Age of Fishes Museum is located in Canowindra in the heart of the beautiful Central West of New South Wales and is the number one tourist attraction in the Canowindra area. It is located on the edge of town in a flat and accessible area with easy parking.
 
Opening Hours
Daily 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Canowindra Historical Society Museum

The Canowindra Historical Museum depicts the development of Canowindra from the 1840s frontier township on the Belubula River to its growth as a rural centre.

Corner Store Gallery

In the heritage former corner store, The Corner Store Gallery brings together artists and designers from all over Australia to both an audience in Orange, New South Wales and online.
 
Opening Hours
Wednesday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Orange Regional Gallery

Orange Regional Gallery is a centre for art in the Central West of New South Wales, Australia. Artists are at the centre of everything we do at Orange Regional Gallery.
 
Opening Hours
Daily 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Orange Regional Museum

Opened in 2016, Orange Regional Museum is an award-winning museum dedicated to sharing engaging exhibitions and diverse public programs for audiences of all ages.
 
Opening Hours
Daily 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Ada's Place

Now in her 90's Ada has been working successfully as an artist for nearly 70 years. She has travelled the globe inspired and inspiring with her art. She has exhibited in Australia, America and Greece.

Artwork Orange

Artwork Orange is a collaboration of two local art lovers that have created a space to showcase the beautiful works of local artists and artisans.

Carcoar Hospital Museum

Carcoar Hospital Museum is housed in one of the earliest colonial hospital buildings in Australia. Built to the design of architect Edward Gell and funded by community fundraising, with Government assistance, at a cost of £2,400, the hospital was opened in 1861.

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