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Hill End Heritage Centre

Hill End Historic Site

Overview

Hill End Heritage Centre's interactive museum displays and historic information are the perfect introduction to any visit to Hill End Historic Site.

Type
Education centres
Where
Hill End Historic Site
Accessibility
Easy
Price
Free.

Donations accepted.

Opening times
8am to 4pm daily
Please note
Limited maps and brochures are available next to Hill End Heritage Centre, at the General Store.

Located right in the centre of Hill End Historic Site, next to the General Store, this new heritage centre is the ideal starting point for your Hill End experience.

Step into the beautifully restored 1950s Rural Fire Service shed, and enjoy the displays at your own pace. This self-guided centre brings the incredible characters, stories, and more than 120 years of Hill End history to life through screen projections, historic artefacts and interactive iPads. Peek into the the remains of a miner's cottage from the 1890s gold rush glory days. You can even see the old red Blitz fire truck, and an historic mining trolley.

The heritage centre is wheelchair-accessible and boasts both air-conditioning and heating, making it a great all-weather attraction that's suitable for everyone.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Nearby

  • View of covered picnic shelter with picnic table and barbecue against a backdrop of trees and rustic shed.  Photo: John Spencer/DPIE

    Hospital picnic area

    Hospital picnic area is in Hill End Historic Site, near Village walking track. It’s a great spot to relax, connect with friends and enjoy a barbecue before you move on to the next art, culture or history attraction.

Accommodation:

Hosies

Hosies offers Hill End accommodation in a beautifully-renovated 1870s building in this historic gold rush town between Bathurst and Mudgee. Discover the attractions, history, and walking tracks of Hill End Historic Site from your doorstep.

A family on the balcony of Hosies accommodation Hill End Historic Site. Photo: J Spencer/OEH

 

Strike creative gold at Hill End

Hill End is not your run-of-the-mill gold rush town. A small village full of original Victorian buildings, it's also home to a thriving community of artists, artisans, poets and painters.

Great Western Store, Hill End Historic Site. Photo: John Spencer/OEH

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Hill End Heritage Centre, Hill End Historic Site. Photo: Scott Rattray/OEH