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Henry Parkes Museum

66 Newell Highway, Parkes 2870

Ph: 0407203515 / 0268626000



The Henry Parkes Museum and Antique Machinery Collection is owned and managed by the Parkes and District Historical Society. The Henry Parkes Museum and Antique Machinery Exhibit depict early life in Parkes through objects, photos and historical information. The site houses a collection of historic buildings along with many other items of significance including:

Wooden schoolhouse and two churches
Blacksmith shop
Silver City Comet carriage
45 tractors, all of which have been restored and in working order
Over 10,000 ephemeral items

The Parkes and District Historical Society has been enormously successful in assembling this large collection of items from the region of which the majority have been donated by the local community.