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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. 



The Odd Sock Gallery

With contemporary art exhibitions, photography, workshops, and talks, The Odd Sock Gallery develops creative communities that support, experiment, and experience art in new and innovative ways. The retail shop has one of the largest selections of Australian-made yarns in the Central West, as well as supplies for art and craft projects.
Opening Hours
Wednesday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

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

Thomas Keith Design Studio and Showroom

Visit Thomas Keith's newly opened showroom and design studio situated in Millthorpe village. Local husband and wife team design and craft furniture from quality recycled Australian hardwoods. Inspired by the hospitality of the rural Australian lifestyle, they specialise in tables with history that allow you to continue the traditions of togetherness.
Opening Hours
Thursday 10:00 am to 4:00 am
Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 am
Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 am

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

Artwork Orange

Artwork Orange is a collaboration of local art lovers that have created a space to showcase the beautiful works of local artists and artisans. Embracing various forms of art including 2D and 3D, Bev, Sue, Glenda and Jen have a passion in sharing the amazing creativity and talent of local artists.

Banjo Paterson - More than a Poet Museum

One of Australia's most famous sons, Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson, was born in Orange, before returning with his parents to the family property Buckinbah, at Yeoval. This lone outpost was Banjo's childhood , and where he met so many characters of the day and heard so many bush stories around the fire at night. Many of which were the inspiration for his own tales.

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. Horse-drawn vehicles, vintage farm machinery, textiles, household memorabilia and a genuine ancient slab hut and a shearing shed recall the pioneering days.

Corner Store Gallery

The Corner Store Gallery first began as a way to connect regional communities and emerging artists and designers in one of NSW’s premier food and wine destinations.
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 they do at Orange Regional Gallery. They support artists to produce new and innovative works, and assist their audiences to have a meaningful connection to the art they produce.
Opening Hours
Daily 10:00 am to 4:00 pm


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