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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.

Twentieth Century Toy Museum

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The Twentieth Century Toy Museum houses a collection of over 2000 different toys from across the 20th Century - from Betty Boop to Homer Simpson, Donald Trump and Donald Duck.
Anyone who was anyone during the twentieth century had a toy figure made of them and you will probably find them here. With 18 foot ceilings and a most impressive original cedar counter the banking chamber, bank safe and managers' offices of the old CBC Bank form a grand and surprising backdrop to this extensive collection.
In addition a Museum shop sells a wide variety of old toys, collectables and hand cut wooden jigsaws.


5 Belubula Street


Galleries, Museums and Collections

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Non Smoking, Shop / Gift Shop


Indicative Prices: $4.00 - $4.00Child: $2.00 - $2.00


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