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Great Cobar Heritage Centre

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
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Great place to visit

We thoroughly enjoyed looking at this museum, so interesting and full of history, lots to see and... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2018
Dianne H
Gosford, Australia
via mobile
Great value and a mine of information

The heritage centre was a real surprise and a great treat. There are two levels of relics and... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2018
John S
Canberra, Australia
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The Great Cobar Heritage Centre Built in 1912 as the Administration Building for the Great Cobar Copper Mine, this imposing structure now houses the town's Information Centre and Heritage Museum. Open From -8.30am-5pm Weekdays and 9.00am-5pm...more
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Barrier Highway, Cobar, New South Wales 2835, Australia
+61 2 6836 2448
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All reviews mining history information centre far west outdoor displays excellent museum train carriage outback nsw beautiful old building well worth the stop great insight early days an absolute credit copper mining great place to visit open cut mine broken hill worth a visit
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Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed looking at this museum, so interesting and full of history, lots to see and well worth the $10 we paid.

1  Thank Dianne H
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

The heritage centre was a real surprise and a great treat. There are two levels of relics and historical items relating to the town's history, indigenous culture and a great deal of detail about mining in the area. There's even a replica mine tunnel downstairs....More

Thank John S
Reviewed 29 July 2018

We went to find out what we could see in Cobar and were given all the info we needed. Beautiful building worth seeing.

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Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Very interesting place to go to get a great insight in Cobar’s history. Covers many aspects of how Cobar got to the place it is today. The young lady on reception was very informative with a very pleasant engaging manner without trying to tell you...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 12 July 2018

There were some interesting items on this museum. It takes about 1.5 hrs to see it. We enjoyed seeing the railway carriage which housed the travelling maternal health nurse. $15 entry.

Thank ozzie5melbourne
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

I can't begin to say how absolutely brilliant this Heritage centre is. It is an absolute credit to the staff & volunteers that work there. The variety of the exhibits are great, the history of Cobar & surrounds is well documented & presented and there...More

Thank Teekay1101
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

The Heritage centre is great place to follow the history of Cobar mining. Plenty to read and lots of displays. Great old building.

Thank tassietourer
Reviewed 18 June 2018

They lovely young lass at the information center was very helpful and friendly .She really promoted her region and steered us in the right direction . There is a museum there as well but at $10 a head we skipped it .

Thank MartyDownunder
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

An excellent museum, showcasing Cobar’s history. Take your time and read the interesting personal stories of people’s lives in early days. The mining history is well documented and the video with sub titles, explaining the process of mining, is excellent. Don’t miss the outdoor displays....More

Thank Clare005
Reviewed 28 May 2018

We hummed and hared about going through the museum and then spent nearly 3 hours in there. It is an absolute credit to Cobar and should be a must do if you ever get the chance. Plenty of stuff from the good old days and...More

Thank Greg D
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