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Courthouse Museum

Sturt National Park

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Gain insight into the lives of early settlers at Courthouse Museum in Tibooburra, which houses artefacts from the former sheep stations that once stood where Sturt National Park is now.

Historic buildings/places
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Opening times
Courthouse Museum is not staffed but is open from 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.
Please note
Telstra mobile phone coverage is available in Tibooburra.

Step back in time and imagine what life must have been like for those who lived and worked on sheep stations in the early 1900s at Courthouse Museum in the Tibooburra township, not far from Sturt National Park.

The courthouse, built in 1887 and designed by colonial architect James Barnett, is located right next door to Tibooburra Visitor Centre. It offers an intriguing glimpse of those long gone early settler days.

Peruse historic heritage items, such as an old Royal Flying Doctor medical kit, along with items that were purpose-built for use on the six former sheep stations that once stood where Sturt National Park is now. Among these are packsaddles and water tanks for pack horses. There are also photographs and other relics of pastoral, mining and European history in the state’s far north-west.

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  • in Sturt National Park in the Outback NSW region
  • Sturt National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park has coin-operated pay and display machines - please bring correct coins.

    Buy annual pass
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