Grenfell Historical Museum

The Grenfell Historic Museum is located on Camp Street next to the Post Office and Fire Station in the former School of Arts building.

Before the discovery of gold in 1866, the Grenfell area was well known as a haunt for bushrangers, in particular Ben Hall. Exhibitions at the Grenfell Historic Museum are themed around a bedroom and kitchen display from the early 1900s, Above the Shaft - a gold mining exhibition, Henry Lawson, bushranging, as well as exhibits on the regions famous sports people, tennis player Jan Lehane and cricketer Stan McCabe.

The museum holds extensive collections of local historical records, maps, photographs and comprehensive displays of household items, musical items and sporting records. The museum should be your first port of call for family history research with several experts on hand to assist.

Nearby events

  1. Grenfell Picnic Races

    Saturday 13 April 2019 , Grenfell

    The Grenfell Picnic Races are back! Enjoy the friendly, country atmosphere of picnic racing. There will be six races, TAB facilities and marquee space available (No Bring Your Own alcohol), two full bars, canteen and live entertainment…

    13 Apr
  2. Grenfell Rodeo

    Saturday 11 May 2019 , Grenfell

    Bromar Engineering presents the 2019 Grenfell Rodeo. A family friendly event showcasing local and out of town talent, with the main performance from 5pm. Food and bar stalls (strictly no Bring Your Own) with camping available at the…

    11 May
  3. Henry Lawson Festival of Arts

    Thursday 06 June 2019 to Monday 10 June 2019 , Grenfell

    The Henry Lawson Festival of Arts is held on the June long weekend and celebrates Grenfell's famous son, Henry Lawson, who was born in 1867 on the Grenfell goldfield. 2019 will be the sixty second year the festival has been held. The…

    06 Jun - 10 Jun