Orange 360 > Things to do > Arts, Culture & Community
Checking the weather...

Home  -  Things to doArts, Culture & Community

Arts, Culture & Community

Share this around

With a rich history in the arts and a flourishing cultural scene, Orange NSW has become a major creative hub for the area. For a regional town, it has impressive arts facilities including museums, galleries, theatres and libraries, as well as smaller independent galleries.

A great starting point for visitors is the cultural precinct opposite Robertson Park, which takes up an entire city block. The magnificent new Orange Regional Museum, which also houses the excellent Orange Visitors Centre and a cafe, are some unmissable Orange attractions. The building was awarded the much-coveted Sulman Award for Architecture and houses a very well curated permanent exhibition detailing the history of Orange. The nearby Orange Regional Gallery offers an ever-changing program of contemporary exhibitions as well as an inspired program of art workshops for children.

A wealth of 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 Patterson 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.

Banjo Paterson: More than a Poet Exhibition

Home  -  Things to doArts, Culture & Community

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.

It was at Buckinbah that travellers heading in both directions called in to freshen up supplies at the Buckinbah Stores, buy fresh meat, or purchase a new horse or bullock. Remembering that in the days of Paterson's childhood, all transport was reliant on beasts of burden whether ridden or pulling a vehicle.

The exciting news from Cabonne Countrywide is that as part of their birthday celebrations, Cabonne Countrywide has opened an extensive new exhibition in Yeoval called 'Banjo Paterson: More than a Poet' Exhibition.

Address

47 Forbes Street
Yeoval

Classifications

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

Special Features

Cafe, Carpark, Shop

Costs

Indicative Prices: $5.00 - $5.00

#orange360

Stay in the loop

Subscribe