Museum of the Riverina

Southern NSW & The Murray

This interesting museum is split over two sites: this one, in the historic Council Chambers building, and the second, adjacent to the Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens; the latter site focuses on Wagga's people, places and events. The Botanic Gardens site undertook a major renovation throughout 2018 and early 2019, incorporating modern exhibition spaces for many interesting items previously in storage.

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Nearby Southern NSW & The Murray attractions

1. Wagga Wagga Art Gallery

0.03 MILES

The highlight of this regional gallery showcasing the works of local and national artists is the wonderful National Art Glass Gallery. A calendar of…

2. Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens

1.48 MILES

Featuring a small zoo with kangaroos, wombats and emus, and a free-flight aviary. Nearby Baden Powell Dr leads to a good lookout and scenic Captain Cook…

3. Charles Sturt University Winery

3.43 MILES

In 1893 the university vineyard at Wagga Wagga was planted. A viticulture teaching program was established in 1976 and the winery has been under…

5. Cottontail Wines

7.59 MILES

Cellar-door tastings and excellent meals (mains $39 to $45) are well worth the 20-minute drive from central Wagga Wagga. Try the prosciutto-wrapped…

6. Roundhouse Railway Museum

19.57 MILES

Built in 1947, the Roundhouse, a giant turntable with 42 train-repair bays, is the only surviving, working one of its kind in Australia. Railway…

7. Monte Cristo

20.29 MILES

Built in 1884, the mansion of Monte Cristo is open for self-guided tours and Devonshire tea. It was the home of a shrewd landowner named Christopher…