Henry Parkes Museum & Antique Machinery Collection

Henry Parkes Museum is owned and managed by the Parkes & District Historical Society. The Henry Parkes Museum depicts early life in Parkes through objects, photos and historical information. Items on display include traditional family items, furniture, clothing and collectables along with displays that are significant to Parkes Shire’s history including Sir Henry Parkes, mining, the railway and ‘The Dish’.

The site houses a collection of historic buildings along with many other items of significance including

  • Emmanual Brothers Collection
  • Wongalea school & two churches
  • Blacksmith shop
  • Silver City Comet carriage
  • 45 tractors and stationary engines, all of which have been restored
  • Over 10,000 rotating display items

On-site demonstrations and start-ups available by appointment for pre-booked groups.

The Parkes & District Historical Society also has extensive local history research resources and is happy to assist with enquiries. For more information contact President Contact 0407 203 515 or via shpm15@bigpond.com

Henry Parkes Museum

  • Wednesday, 20th Apr 09:00am (6 Hours)
  • Thursday, 21st Apr 09:00am (6 Hours)
  • Friday, 22nd Apr 09:00am (6 Hours)
  • Saturday, 23rd Apr 09:00am (6 Hours)
  • Sunday, 24th Apr 09:00am (6 Hours)


Henry Parkes Museum

Henry Parkes Centre, Newell Highway, Parkes NSW, Australia


Parkes Historical Society

2019 regional-tourism-awards-hall-of-fame-2019
2018 Australian Tourism Awards Bronze