April 2018 – April 2019
Paddock to Plate: a history of food and wine in Orange and district celebrates the history of food and wine in the Orange region, revealing how growing, processing, distribution and consumption of food has changed over time.
The exhibition will start with the mountain, an ancient volcano, which created the soils and climate that attracted indigenous people, then others from across the world. Through over 350 historic objects and photographs, ‘Paddock to Plate: a history of food and wine in Orange and district’ will take audiences on an adventure of exceptional flavours and share the stories of the innovative people that created them.
More details on upcoming exhibition will be released soon.
November 2016 – February 2018
Journeys: people place stories explores the region, its people and place through time. Beginning with the region’s first inhabitants, Journeys explores the connection to country told through stories and artefacts of the Wiradjuri people, prior to and following the crossing of the Blue Mountains and eventual settlement by in the region by Europeans.
The journey continues by examining the significance of the landscape both as a rich mineral resource and as a place of cultural and environmental significance. The ever present Mt Canobolas has influenced settlement patterns, acted as a place of spiritual significance and more recently Lake Canobolas has offered the regions sports people a place to perfect their skills.
Transport technologies from the Cobb & Co coach, to railways and motor transport have changed the way people journey in the region and beyond. Developments in transport brought economic prosperity to historic villages across the region, while new communication technologies have changed the way our lives are documented and how we connect.
Plan your visit
Opening Hours: 9am-4pm daily (excluding 25 Dec)
- Groups of more than 10 people should contact the museum prior to their visit.
- There is no admission cost to enter Orange Regional Museum.
Bathrooms including disabled and baby changing facilities are provided on site.
Groundstone Cafe is located next to the Museum and is open from 7.30am – 3.30pm daily. Group bookings available. P: (02) 6394 6386
Short-term parking is available in front of the Museum on Byng Street. Parking for larger vehicles, caravans and buses is on Peisley Street. Long-term parking is available in a carpark near the Museum and can be accessed off Lords Place.
Orange Regional Museum is fully accessible for prams and wheel chairs. A courtesy wheelchair available for use. Please contact us on (02) 6393 8444 for further information.