Forbes and District Historical Society Museum

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.

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Nearby events

  1. Forbes Farmers' Markets

    Saturday 23 March 2019 , Forbes

    Forbes Farmers' Markets is a fresh food and produce markets held on the fourth Saturday of each month. Victoria Park, 8am-12 noon. You'll find an array of delectable goodies including Bliss Balls, relishes, jams, meats, vegetables and…

    23 Mar
  2. Forbes Autumn Horse Show

    Sunday 31 March 2019 , Forbes

    Forbes Autumn Horse Show offers four rings and is a Royal Agricultural Society Show Qualifier. All rings commence at 9am and entry is on the day. Powered camping and stabling is available on site.…

    31 Mar
  3. Vanfest Music and Arts Festival

    Friday 10 May 2019 to Saturday 11 May 2019 , Forbes

    The NSW regional music festival, Vanfest, will continue this year with another stellar line up from multi-award winning, local and international artists. With two day camping options available, market stalls, bars, extreme activations, …

    10 May - 11 May