A fascinating link to Orange’s past is presented by a glass cordial bottle with the name ‘F.H BROWN EAST ORANGE’ moulded on the front. Held in Orange Regional Museum’s collection, the bottle was found in the East Orange Channel by Orange City Council staff during works undertaken in 2016.
All objects have stories and by doing a little bit of research it is possible to uncover fascinating details which give meaning and insight to even the most mundane items.
The first two pages of this child’s French language text book provide links to the unique stories of the owners, retailer and author of the book. The stories behind the people linked to the text book provide a richness and depth to an otherwise unremarkable object.
Orange City Council has picked up state government support to lift the lid on little known stories from Orange’s indigenous history. Read More
18 January 2018
Orange Regional Museum’s first exhibition Journeys: people, place, stories comes to a close in February after about 48,000 people walked through the doors.
Orange Regional Museum interprets the stories, cultures and places of the region, displaying artifacts that trigger memories, engage audiences and inspire new ways of thinking about history and cultures.
Orange Regional Museum hosts temporary and permanent exhibitions on a variety of themes including, settlement of the region, mining, the built environment, agriculture, migration and significant events and individuals from the local area.
The Museum supports and works with museums and historical societies across the region to ensure objects and sites of significance are cared for and available for public display.
Orange Regional Museum enhances the vibrant cultural precinct already established, with exciting spaces for exhibitions, innovative education and public programs, and collaborative interdisciplinary programs with the gallery, library and theatre.
Take a journey through time and discover both well-known and less-familiar stories about the region, visit the Central NSW Museums website
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.