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Tenterfield Saddler

123 High Street, Tenterfield 2372

Ph: 0267361478

**Currently closed due to COVID**
The Tenterfield Saddler was made famous by Peter Allen’s tribute to his past and grandfather George Woolnough in the ‘Tenterfield Saddler’.

However, it is much more than just a song. For 50 years (from 1908 – 1960), this quaint blue-granite saddlery on High Street was a key meeting place in town. Saddler, George Woolnough plied his trade, listening, undisturbed by the chatter and opinions of those who wandered in. One famous customer was Banjo Patterson.

Since 1860, the building has been used as a bank, private residence, and saddlery.

Classified by the National Trust and in original condition – the old ceilings wear 130 years of tobacco stains, wooden floors are patched in places with scraps of leather, and visitors can see the working conditions of 100 years ago first hand.

Immortalised by Peter Allen’s song, ‘Tenterfield Saddler’, this living museum is full of leather goods and historical tools.

Volunteers currently open the Saddler, so opening hours can differ. If planning a trip specially to see the Saddler, call beforehand to ensure they will be open.