Powerstation Museum

Top choice in New South Wales

This wonderful little volunteer-run museum commemorates Tamworth's status as 'City of Light' – the first town in Australia to get electric light. Housed in a 1907 power station packed to the rafters with electrotherapy machines, early communications devices and other fascinating artefacts, its pride and joy are two working steam dynamos, one identical to that used to first deliver power to the town in 1888.

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1. Tamworth Regional Gallery

0.63 MILES

In purpose-built premises next to the library, Tamworth's gallery has some interesting local bequeathments alongside temporary exhibitions of textiles,…

2. Country Music Hall of Fame

0.97 MILES

Recognised as a collection of 'national and international significance', this trove of artefacts and dioramas explores Australasian country music's rich…

3. Powerhouse Motorcycle Museum


Lovers of two-wheeled engineering will be in clover in this lovingly-curated collection of more than 50 Ducatis, Triumphs, BSAs and other classic bikes…

4. Tamworth Marsupial Park

1.59 MILES

Take Brisbane St 2km east to this little haven of native fauna above Tamworth, where you can get close to wallabies, echidnas, kangaroos and other native…

5. Oxley Scenic Lookout

1.65 MILES

Follow Tamworth's jacaranda-lined White St to the very top, where you'll reach this viewpoint. It's the best seat in the house as the sun goes down.

6. Big Golden Guitar

2.76 MILES

Behind the iconic 12m-high golden guitar, this building is home to the Tamworth Visitor Information Centre, a cafe, and a gift shop peddling local tunes…

8. Nundle Woollen Mill

28.38 MILES

Take a walk down memory lane at one of Australia's last working woollen mills. Knit-a-holics from far and wide come to check out the antique milling…