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History and heritage


History and heritage in NSW

Bursting with a colourful history dating back to convict days, New South Wales has a variety of colonial architecture, heritage homes, museums and pubs waiting to be experienced.

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Museums, heritage walks and tours in NSW

Local communities in NSW celebrate their heritage through arts and cultural events, museums, historic walks and heritage tours. Don't forget to find out what's on before you head out to towns and villages across the State.

Start with a visit to a public museum to uncover local stories, heroes and facts. In Temora there's a thrilling aviation museum; Bowral has a world-class cricket museum in the International Cricket Hall of Fame; and the National Motor Racing Museum at Mt Panorama, Bathurst is a great car museum.

National Trust towns in NSW offer an authentic taste of life from an earlier era; many also have self-guided heritage walks. Don't miss Old Mogo Town, near Batemans Bay, Central Tilba on the South Coast, Braidwood, en route to Canberra, Hartley in the Blue Mountains, Hill End and Gulgong in central NSW.

Couple resting on journey through St Helena near Byron Bay by Sharyn Cairns; Destination NSW