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Definitely worth a visit, Slim is the king of aussie country music, the cafe and gift shop and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
439nevilles
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Greater Newcastle, Australia
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Interesting

Well worth a visit to appreciate Slim Dusty and Australia in general. Interesting items on display... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
breichstein
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Darwin, Australia
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The Slim Dusty Centre, in Slim's hometown of kempsey, is a multi purpose cultural facility. The Museum exhibition features objects and images from the Kirkpatrick family's own extensive archive, as well as contributions from fans and friends all...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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490 Macleay Valley Way | South Kempsey, Kempsey, New South Wales 2440, Australia
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+61 2 6562 6533
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All reviews great tribute country music his life fitting tribute australian icon great aussie talented family cafe and gift shop pacific highway early days great place to visit well worth the visit couple of hours gold records nulla nulla golden guitar caravan
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit, Slim is the king of aussie country music, the cafe and gift shop and museum are well set out and a great opportunity to take a break, located just off the freeway on the south side of kempsey

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 439nevilles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit to appreciate Slim Dusty and Australia in general. Interesting items on display and films shown.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank breichstein
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped at Kempsey for overnight stay in the way to Brisbane. We had some time to spare before we could check into our accommodation so we decided to have a look. Well presented inside and out. A lot of Slim Dusty memorabilia and that of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 5francesm
Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

Amazing to say the least! The centre is a must see, and the volunteers are lovely! Definately exceeded my expectations, as I have been wanting to go since I heard it was being built!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank clare1998
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We have been keen to attend this long-awaited facility. What a great tribute to a great Australian. Country music fans and those keen on Australian history need to visit. Plenty to keep you occupied for several hours. Facility new, with good parking and grounds. Caravans...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Colinoskapee
Reviewed 12 October 2018

The Slim Dusty Centre. What a great place to visit to relive days gone by. What a great Aussie Slim was, and this Centre is a fitting tribute to this true Aussie bloke, and a top entertainer. It is so good to see all of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nodswollef
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Enjoyed the entire experience being able to learn facts about Slim Dusty and his family that I hadn’t known before. The experience also enlighten our children about how Slim Dusty’s music career came about.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 26 September 2018

What a great entertainer!. Experience his life & career through photos, his collection of Golden Guitars, his travels, his mates. Watch his life story on 2 episodes of "This is Your Life". A very interesting place!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank enjoytravel51
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

The Slim Dusty Centre is an awesome place to visit this will be our families 3rd visit to the centre and we thoroughly enjoy it every time. We live in central qld and it is a 10 hr drive for us. Well worth the trip.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sandy G
Reviewed 19 September 2018

All the Slim Dusty memorabilia brought long-forgotten memories flooding back! The food in the cafe was also good

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Rhonda S
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David H
2 May 2017|
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21 February 2017|
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Response from singscrap_10 | Reviewed this property |
You might look up places around Newcastle, which is about 2 and a bit hours from Sydney. Another option if you like wineries could be to stop at Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley and is a lovely place to explore. I'm not sure... More
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judy d
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Just head north on the Pacific Highway until you reach the Kempsey exit which takes you along the Macleay Valley Way into Kempsey. You pass the Slim Dusty Centre along the way. You can't miss it.
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