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Sir Henry Parkes School of Arts Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Accidentally stayed here and got more than we bargained for with an Australian history lesson... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
Jeni C
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Western Australia, Australia
If offered a free guided tour, take it

Our visit to the Sir Henry Parkes School of Arts Museum was enhanced by the free guided tour that... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2018
kpiddy
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Brisbane, Australia
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The Sir Henry Parkes School of Arts is a must see for visitors to Tenterfield, and offers a fresh and exciting approach to Australian history, culture and environment, with a focus on Federation. Stories of Australia's history are told through...more
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| Corner Rouse & Manners Street, Tenterfield, New South Wales 2372, Australia
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

Accidentally stayed here and got more than we bargained for with an Australian history lesson. Lovely old school of the arts building, friendly informative staff. Amazing relics and well presented. Worth the price of admission, worth the drive out there.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jeni C
TenterfieldVIC, Public Relations Manager at Sir Henry Parkes School of Arts Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2018

Thanks for the review Jeni, even though it was accidental, glad you found us & had such a worthwhile visit.

Reviewed 1 December 2018

Our visit to the Sir Henry Parkes School of Arts Museum was enhanced by the free guided tour that was offered to us on purchasing our tickets. Our lovely female guide showed us through all the museum rooms, we started in the picture theatre before...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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TenterfieldVIC, Public Relations Manager at Sir Henry Parkes School of Arts Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2018

Thanks so much for the review, we're glad you had such a wonderful visit to the museum and were able to get a wonderful tour. Our volunteers love what they do & sharing it with visitors.

Reviewed 5 November 2018

make the time when in Tenterfield to visit this museum, the history of Sir Henry Parkes and the start of our political history is extremely well presented

Date of experience: October 2018
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TenterfieldVIC, Public Relations Manager at Sir Henry Parkes School of Arts Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Thanks for the review Suzanne. Glad you found your time at the museum worthwhile - we're so proud to have it in Tenterfield.

Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Accidental visit as we were going through to the Courtyard cafe. Enjoyed reflecting on the past Prime Ministers. Hope they update with the most recent one soon.

Date of experience: September 2018
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TenterfieldVIC, Public Relations Manager at Sir Henry Parkes School of Arts Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Thanks for the review! Glad you found it interesting and hope you enjoyed the cafe. New Prime Minister information is coming soon (have had a tough time keeping up lately).

Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

A fascinating museum, located in a wonderful civic complex, on the life of Sir Henry Parkes and the important event that took place here in Tenterfield. Learnt some very interesting facts from the time and the processes leading to Federation. Very well done. Admission is...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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TenterfieldVIC, Public Relations Manager at Sir Henry Parkes School of Arts Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

Thanks for the review! Great that you found it so interesting.

Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Your never sure what you will get in little country museums but this one is terrific. Lots of stuff about Henry Parkes of course, which we were expecting but many other very interesting items. Great for anyone with even a passing interest in Australian history.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank EssenJohn
TenterfieldVIC, Public Relations Manager at Sir Henry Parkes School of Arts Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thanks for the review, glad you found our museum interesting and enjoyable. Some of the best hidden gems come from the country.

Reviewed 30 April 2018

Helpful staff and excellent displays which have been preserved and displayed very well .. will be back

Date of experience: April 2018
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TenterfieldVIC, Public Relations Manager at Sir Henry Parkes School of Arts Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Thanks for the review, glad you enjoyed your time & even better to hear you'll be back.

Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

This was an exceptional venue to host a business conference. The historic significance only contributed to the success, the splendour of this museum. Combined with the courtyard cafe , our dinner was a huge success. Thank you

Date of experience: March 2018
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TenterfieldVIC, Public Relations Manager at Sir Henry Parkes School of Arts Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Thanks for the review John, we're really glad you had a great conference and that the venue worked so well for you.

Reviewed 17 March 2018

This room is amazing, set up as it was when Sir Henry Parkes made his Federation declaration. So much history here. Tenterfield is packed with history and its well worth a visit. I live here and never tire of it. Autumn is beginning too, don't...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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TenterfieldVIC, Public Relations Manager at Sir Henry Parkes School of Arts Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Thanks for the review!

Reviewed 17 February 2018

This museum is well worth a visit and provides a great history lesson on Australia's political leaders. It has been beautifully restored and staff very helpful.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Denise C
TenterfieldVIC, Public Relations Manager at Sir Henry Parkes School of Arts Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thanks for the review Denise, glad you enjoyed your visit.

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