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Enjoy a guided tour around the Museum.  Please allow an hour or more. Our guides are happy to answer your questions and look forward to hearing your stories too.

school groups - over 1000 children visited in 2022/23

School groups can visit at times to suit their schedule - bookings must be made.  Use our contact page or Telephone 02 6765 7492. We welcome hundreds of school children every year and are  happy to provide retired school teachers - who are THS members - as guides, to enhance the experience. Children particularly enjoy the experience of being taught in a 1884 school, complete with blackboards and ink wells.

So beautiful, like travelling back in time.

Parking for cars and coaches available in Denison Street, directly outside the entrance to the Museum, including designated mobility permit parking.
There are one or two shallow steps inside some of the Museum buildings and a step up or down to access a few of the buildings. Stairs lead onto the verandah of the Moonbi Beehive Schoolhouse (see images of the school on this site). If you have concerns about steps and stairs, please get in touch.
The Museum site is a non-smoking area.
Public Toilets with wheelchair access are available.

Adults $8.00

Seniors & Concession $8.00

Children 5-18 $2.00

Free for children under 5

Photography sessions $150-350

Group tour with morning or afternoon tea, please ask for a quote.

discover local history
Tamworth history

Tamworth, on the Peel River, is situated on a spur of the Great Dividing Range and backed by the Wentworth Mounds.

Kamilaroi people, one of the four largest indigenous nations in Australia, inhabited this area for thousands of years, before the arrival of early explorers including John Oxley (1818) and the Australian Agricultural Company’s Peel Estate (1834).

While both sides of the Peel River developed, one known as the ‘Company side’ and the other known as the ‘Government side’, the proclamation of Tamworth as a Municipality did not occur until 1876, when the first Council was formed and P G King was elected First Mayor .

Family Reunion

The Museum is an ideal place to hold a family reunion.  If you would like to book a group tour with morning or afternoon tea, please get in touch using our contact form or email us.

Photo of Daly Family Reunion 2022.

Wedding Photography

Weddings in the 20th or 21st century!

Calala Cottage Museum makes an ideal backdrop for beautiful photography. 

Bookings essential.