Sir Henry Parkes Memorial School Of Arts Tenterfield

The Sir Henry Parkes School of Arts is a must see for visitors to Tenterfield, and offers a fresh and exciting approach to Australian history, culture and environment, with a focus on Federation.

Stories of Australia's history are told through exciting and innovative displays and the museum features the Banquet Hall, where Sir Henry Parkes delivered his famous Federation speech in 1889. A display of memorabilia from Parkes' personal life, including a compelling portrait by Julian Ashton, ivory carvings and journals is situated in the gallery.

The School of Arts is owned by the National Trust, and in 1957 was the first building in NSW to be gifted to the trust by an act of parliament. The National Trust of Australia is committed to promoting and conserving Australia's Indigenous, natural and historic heritage through advocacy, conservation and educational programmes. Members of the National Trust receive free entry into the museum.

The complex also features the Tenterfield Cinema and Theatre. This charming cinema features state of the art digital projection and screenings of all the latest movies, as well as live performances of music and theatre. Check the website or Facebook page for what's on!

Nearby events

  1. Tenterfield Farmers' Markets

    Saturday 24 November 2018 to Saturday 30 November 2019 , Tenterfield

    Fresh and Locally Grown or Made. Come along to the first Tenterfield Farmers Market. Produce including artisan breads, silversmith jewellrey, leafy greens, vegetables, jams, preserves, home baked goods, goats milk soap, free range eggs,…

    24 Nov - 30 Nov
  2. A Taste Of Irish Christmas Tenterfield

    Wednesday 28 November 2018 , Tenterfield

    ‘A Taste of Irish Christmas’ hits the stage this December featuring stars directly from London’s West End. Witness the World Champions of Irish dance take to the stage for a magical night of tunes, taps and tradition! Immerse yourself in…

    28 Nov
  3. Tenterfield Show

    Event dates to be confirmed: February 2019 , Tenterfield

    Come and enjoy the Tenterfield Show. There is so much to see and do. Tenterfield Show is proud to host the National Chainsaw Championships There are bar and barbecue facilities are available, and a band and rodeo on Saturday night…