Forbes and District Historical Society Museum

Overview

The Forbes and District Historical Society Museum is housed in 'Osborne Hall' - the dance hall of the Osborne Hotel which was built circa 1878. Displayed in the Museum are items pertaining to all…

The Forbes and District Historical Society Museum is housed in 'Osborne Hall' - the dance hall of the Osborne Hotel which was built circa 1878.

Displayed in the Museum are items pertaining to all facets of the history of Forbes including Aboriginal artefacts, furniture, photographs, tools, clothing, and household wares together with a large display of old and historic machinery including an "Ivel" tractor.

There is also an exhibition about Ben Hall - The Myths Behind the Legend, and a World War One exhibition relating to Forbes' contribution to World War One.

Actively welcomes people with access needs.

Caters for people who use a wheelchair.

Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)

Have a step free main entrance to the building and/or reception area (includes ramps or slopes with a maximum gradient of 1:14, otherwise are too steep for wheelchairs)
Have doorways which are easy to open and have lever handles (doorways 850mm or wider when open and not heavy)
Have step free access to the conference or function room

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