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Armidale Folk Museum

116 Faulkner Street, Armidale 2350

Ph: 0267714398



Tracing its origins back to 1933 the Armidale Folk Museum is housed in the magnificent 1863 Armidale Literary Institute and explores the history of the region.

A wide range of exhibits show everyday life and work in the past and the citizens’ solemn sacrifice in times of war.

Permanent displays provide a glimpse into how the region was settled in the 1840’s and its development into a thriving agriculture area and provider of education. A changing program of diverse exhibitions and events tell the stories significant to the community.

Visitors marvel at the White family’s large English coach, used by the State Governor during his tour of Armidale more than a century ago. A wide range of exhibits shows everyday life and work in the past, and of the citizen’s solemn sacrifice in times of war.

From the humble child’s doll carved in wood by her settler father, to the grand Buchanan Silver Tea service, presented by grateful citizens in 1879, the museum has something for everyone.