Walcha’s Pioneer Cottage and Museum

The Walcha Pioneer Cottage and Museum complex comprises a variety of Historical Buildings.  The buildings, most dating back to 1860s, contain numerous artefacts which are typical of the historical development of not only Walcha and surrounding districts, but the foundation of country NSW.

Amongst the buildings open to the public are the Museum, the Pioneer Cottage, the Tool Shed, the Wool Barn, Blacksmith’s Shop, and a hanger containing a Tiger Moth Aircraft, which was owned by the Royal Australian Air Force and later East-West Airlines.  The Museum houses historical household items and rare tools.  Exhibits include Military History, items from the original Walcha hospital and historical Aboriginal artefacts.  There are also many historical photographs of the founding families of Walcha and district, and the early days of the wool industry.

The Walcha Historical Society gratefully acknowledges the support and assistance of the following organisations in the maintaining and running of the Museum and Pioneer Cottage.

The Lions Club of Walcha
The Rotary Club of Walcha
Walcha Shire Council
Museums & Galleries NSW
Walcha Visitor Information Centre

Opening Hours

Saturday & Sunday year round 10.00am to 4.00pm
111N Derby Street Walcha opposite the Showgrounds

Please note our Museum Complex is manned by volunteers and it is not always possible for the it to be open on weekends, should it happen that it is closed when you arrive please go to the Visitor Information Centre in the main street and they will arrange for someone to come and open the complex for you.  Alternatively ring one of the number on the front verandah notice.

For visits out of hours please contact

Truda Newman 0400 567 918
Bob Walsh 02 6777 2318
Kerry Dickson 0488 779 133
Nerida Hoy 0429 060 740


Coach Groups, Caravan or RV Clubs, School Groups and Social Groups are most welcome please contact:   Kate Hoy 0448 331 323 or email via the Contact page.