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Western Plains Cultural Centre

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Well Worth a Visit!

Great to find a place in Dubbo that preserves and displays its history. The museum is fascinating... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
peter h
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Wollongong, Australia
Modern, educational and interesting

A great cultural centre here in Dubbo. I dropped in on a work trip and it was great value. Very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bradley B
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The Western Plains Cultural Centre is a function of Dubbo City Council and houses the former collections of the Dubbo Museum and Dubbo Regional Gallery.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Dubbo High School 76 Wingewarra St, Dubbo, New South Wales 2830, Australia
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+61 2 6801 4444
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great to find a place in Dubbo that preserves and displays its history. The museum is fascinating and the Gallery side provides displays of local art, HSC projects and visiting exhibitions. Also the Cafe in the middle serves great food and drinks.

Thank peter h
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great cultural centre here in Dubbo. I dropped in on a work trip and it was great value. Very interesting and staff are very friendly. You can also stop off at the cafe and grab a bite if you wish.

Thank Bradley B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great experience not to be missed, the Cultural Centre is divide into two sections a Gallery on one side (featuring a quilt exhibition while we were there) and the other side an historical museum which was very interesting. I particularly found the exhibit showing...More

Thank islandboi6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Western Plains Cultural Centre was small, but worth visiting. My daughter and I particularly liked the old classroom, it was great to step back in time, learn a little about what school was like in the past and compare it to my daughter's classroom...More

Thank nicandmia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Michael Cook digital photomedia artist travelling exhibition ‘Undiscovered’ from the Australian National Maritime Museum asks challenging questions about the arrival of Europeans in the east coast. Noticed one of Michael’s digital works from this series at the Tweed Regional Gallery last month. Contrast this exhibition...More

Thank Sally F
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Dropped in for the cafe and not disappointed on a slow day. Friendly service and nice location to just relax and watch the monkeys and birds at feed time

Thank MaxRawnsley
Reviewed 19 July 2018

The gallery has excellent contemporary showings. The cafe is great and the kids can kick a ball around on the oval out the back. WPCC is a carefully planned and inclusive credit to the Dubbo art community.

Thank Nicholas L
Reviewed 18 July 2018

The museum side of the Cultural Centre was interesting and well laid out. The Gallery side? Words fail me, but perhaps that French phrase “chacun a son gout” -apologies about the lack of accent grave - should suffice. I have never understood ‘installations’ and how...More

Thank RadishTas
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Excellent history of Dubbo - artefacts, life stories etc. Cafe was lovely - wintry day with low temps was forgotten sitting in the sun by the field. Great coffee, delicicious treats.

Thank CeeDub52
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Had breakfast here and it was nice. Staff were very friendly. This is a free attraction. Old classroom and steam engine. Lots of local history here. Take your time to walk through. Art exhibition was interesting

Thank Lorrie-Beth C
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