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Tenterfield School of Arts Museum

Corner Rouse & Manners Street, Tenterfield, New South Wales 2372, Australia
+61 2 6736 3592
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A great way to spend a couple of hours, and learn a bit about Australia's system of government.

The School of Arts building houses a theatre/cinema, cafe, free displays about Australian... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
caryc820
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Brisbane, Australia
Australian History revisited

This is a very interesting Museum which incorporates a cafe and theatre. We were shown though the... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Fitzylady
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Brisbane, Australia
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Corner Rouse & Manners Street, Tenterfield, New South Wales 2372, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The School of Arts building houses a theatre/cinema, cafe, free displays about Australian government, and a museum with an entry fee ($6) on Henry Parkes and Federation. If you're interested in government you could spend up to an hour on the free displays (including a...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2017

This is a very interesting Museum which incorporates a cafe and theatre. We were shown though the Museum with Harry a very passionate guide. The story of Henry Parkes is very interesting and one wonders where Australia would be without this passionate advocate for Federation....More

Thank Fitzylady
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Many times I have driven the NewEngland Highway without stopping - at last I have spent the morning exploring the first building in NSW acquired by the National Trust. Henry Parkes inspired the nation with his Federation speech in 1889- we need inspiring leaders for...More

Thank Sally F
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Our second visit - well curated with passionate and friendly volunteer guides. We had the larger than life Wayne Lusty on the day. Good overview of how Federation came to be, spearheaded by Henry Parkes.

Thank SandgroperGirlPerth
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Inside is the original hall where Sir Henry Parkes delivered his famous speech. Best remembered for his fiery and impassioned support for the Federation of Australian Colonies, Sir Henry Parkes took his Federation call to the people at the Tenterfield School of Arts on 24...More

Thank Joanne E
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent museum to learn about the history of the Federation of Australia and great and influential man Sir Henry Parkes. Very well laid out exhibits and even interesting to the kids!

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Located in the main street, this a well presented and worthwhile summary of Australian Federation and political issues surrounding it. Plenty of information regarding Sir Henry Parkes, his early life and his role as The Father of Federation! Also apart from the memorabilia, also a...More

Thank pamp851
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Who knew how many things happened in Australian history that were centred in Tenterfield? The biggest of course was Henry Parkes' Federation oration, and this is well covered in the School of Arts, which is where the oration took place.

Thank Ray W
Reviewed 13 July 2016

The Tenterfield School of the Arts is well worth a look if you're in town. There's lots to see on Henry Parkes and Federation. However, they're recently added Breaker Morant artefacts is what is most interesting; they include the 'dog tag' worn by the Breaker...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Excellent museum, great presentation and artefacts of Henry Parkes and the early days of politicians, public figures for and against the uniting of Australia into one country with a central parliament

Thank Gwen H
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