Forbes Historical Museum, Forbes

The Forbes Historical Museum is located at 11 Cross Street, Forbes NSW. Opening hours are 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm daily and other times by arrangement.

The Museum building was the Osborne Hall, a dance hall of the Osborne Hotel built circa 1878.

The Museum houses a large display of old historic machinery including an Ivel tractor.

Showcased is an array of items depicting all facets of the history of Forbes including Aboriginal artefacts, furniture, tools, clothing and household wares. A large selection of historical photographs are also on display.

The Museum's digital photographic database can be viewed online at
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  • The museum contains a large selection of household, commercial and agricultural items furniture, appliances, articles of clothing and old photographs. The museum is manned by volunteers from the...  more »
  • What a wonderful museum. There is much to see. It’s really quite a large display. Delightful volunteers. .  more »
  • I often purchase the homemade cakes and slices. Yumm They sell wooden kids furniture and I've purchased two wooden garages for my grandsons. Well made and great homemade quality.
  • $5 entry fee with an interesting collection.
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