151 Byng St, Orange
 02 6393 8444
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Donating Objects

Orange Regional Museum is seeking to collect objects that tell stories about Orange and the region, its history, people and places. Objects do not have to be beautiful, old or valuable to merit a place in the Museum’s collection.

The museum is looking for objects that tell stories about Orange and the region, its history, people and places. Objects do not have to be beautiful, old or valuable to merit a place in the museum’s collection.

What sorts of objects are relevant to the museum? Here are the themes shaping the museum’s exhibitions and collection:

  • Aboriginal history and culture of the Orange region, past and present
  • Exploration and settlement of Orange and surrounding villages
  • Mining in the region, particularly gold and significant gold mining sites such as Ophir, Lucknow and the Wentworth mine, and Cadia
  • Notable people, local businesses and industries, social, health and community services and cultural activities
  • The built environment of Orange; public buildings, homes and gardens, and items associated with significant heritage places and villages
  • Wool, orchards, agriculture, food, wine and culinary history
  • Transport and communications in the region
  • Council’s work and services, particularly parks and gardens and water
  • Heritage objects made, designed or improvised in the Orange district including manufacturing
  • Migration heritage objects and stories
  • Orange Sporting Hall of Fame and significant items of sporting history associated with sporting clubs, facilities and notable individuals
  • Significant events and activities, including war service and its impacts

To help the museum consider your offer of donation please tell us about your object by contacting Orange Regional Museum

Please do not send objects, or original photographs or documents. Please do not leave objects, or original photographs or documents at Orange City Council or the Orange Visitor Information Centre.

Orange Regional Museum’s Heritage Collection Policy guides decisions on offers of donation. Sadly not all offers of donation can be accepted. The Museum will assess your offer by considering its relevance to the Museum’s collecting themes, its significance, condition and whether the museum has the resources to care for the item.


Orange Heritage Study 1986Orange City Council heritage study completed in 1986.
Orange BlossomsA cultural history of gardens in Orange and district.
Regional Museums Learning Resource - Theory and Basics of Museum LearningInformation and resources for regional museums and societies on developing museum learning programs.
Short History of OrangeEducation resource produced by Orange Regional Museum for local schools. Resource gives an overview of the history of Orange
Vegetation of Mt Canobolas by John T HunterAcademic article on the vegetation of Mt Canobolas by John T Hunter.

Plan your visit

Venue Information

Open 9am-4pm daily (closed 25 December).

Entry to the Museum is free. Group visits are welcome and free of charge, but please contact us to make a booking for groups of 10 or more.


Bathrooms, including disabled and baby changing facilities, are available on site.

Parking is available in front of the Museum on Byng Street and in the Council carpark accessed from Lords Place. Larger vehicles (including buses) can find parking on Peisley Street.


Orange Regional Museum is fully accessible for prams and wheelchairs. A courtesy wheelchair is available for use.

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    • Address: 151 Byng Street, Orange, NSW 2800
    • Phone: (02) 6393 8444
    • Email: [email protected]