Mid-State Shearing Shed
The Mid-State Shearing Shed is open Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 12:00pm. It was built in a disused railway goods shed by a group of retired shearers and the people of Nyngan. Their wish was to inform the public of the important contribution that the shearing industry is continuing to make to Nyngan and New South Wales. The organisers also wished for the Mid-State Shearing Shed to display the talents of the local artists. The Shed is located on the Mitchell Highway adjacent to a parking bay and Heritage Park.
The Nyngan & District Museum
The Nyngan Museum is located in the 1883 Railway Station building, Railway Square.
Open Monday to Friday 9am – 4:00 pm, with entry to the museum closing at 3:00pm.
Open weekends 10am - 2.00pm, with entry to the museum closing at 1.00pm.
The fully refurbished and expanded site houses an extensive variety of information, photographs and artefacts including:
- Aboriginal history in the region.
- European settlement from the late 1800s.
- Mining history and development.
- The development of the railway and township.
- Our participation in the World War conflicts, including the hand painted honour roll form 1919.
- Video of the 1990 flood in the Palais Theatrette, which showcases the seats and façade tiles from the Palais Theatre, which was demolished at the end of 2019.
- Service clubs including Lions, Rotary, Probus, Masonic Lodge, Buffalo Lodge, I.O.O.F.M.U, Scouting and Girl Guides.
- Communication history including the telephone exchanges from the town and railway, telephones, typewriters, and cameras.
- Homewares including kitchen, dining, and sewing items.
- Hospital and Red Cross.
Development continues in the two shed areas which will house the Palais Theatre projectors, items from the Prince of Wales wing from Canonbar Station, Blacksmith/Wheelwright workshop, a buggy and sulky and the history of laundry processes. The original railway shed will house the two railway trikes and other items used by fettlers during the early years of the railway.
Our volunteer historian provides information on family histories from our available resources, which at this stage are limited.
Tours and educational programs are available and treasure hunts for children.