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The National Motorcycle Museum
The National Motorcycle Museum houses in excess of 800 motorcycles and memorabilia relating to motorcycles from 1900 to the present, including a large collection of Australian speedway. Check out this awesome virtual tour of the museum The Museum is privately owned and operated by the Kelleher family and friends of the museum. The Museum building is purpose built and has over 2,600 square meters of floor space! With ample parking for bus and coaches groups are always welcome. Some of the favourite machines on display are the Kenilworth scooter (1919), the twin cylinder water-cooled 2 stroke Scott, and the Vincent Black Knight. There is an excellent range from the early nineteen hundreds, and a lot of very interesting later machines. Allow an hour or two to have a good look around and read some of the interesting history presented. Books, toys, models, badges, patches and memorabilia are available for sale at the museum. The relaxed atmosphere of morning and afternoon tea is a MUST DO at the museum. Spend your time browsing with your friends while enjoying beverages and finger food. Morning and afternoon tea is available for adults only at $25 inclusive of museum entry and paid at the time of booking. Group Travel with a one off payment covering your group is $15 each (17 years plus). Group bookings of 22 people reduces the entry to $13 each. (5 to 13 years) $5 each. (14 to 16 years) $10 each.
Tinonee Historical Society
A visit to Tinonee is not complete without a trip to the Tinonee Museum located in Manchester Street, where you will find the town’s original ‘lock-up’ on display. In the years when the rivers were the roads, Tinonee was the heart of the Manning River where majestic sailing ships were an everyday sight as Tinonee buzzed with commerce and industry. Around 1860-70 Tinonee had five hotels, a post office, flour mill, sugar mills, sawmills, three churches, blacksmith shop, broom factory, bakery, newspaper, office, hospital, school, bacon factory, brick kiln, butchery, bank and of course, Captain Gollan’s shipyard. These were the base of a thriving community! Open 10 am to 2:00 pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Open 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm on Saturday.
Wingham Museum is open between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., seven days a week, until further notice. Our volunteers have been busy ensuring that our premises is COVID-19 safe for our staff and visitors alike. We look forward to showing our wonderful museum to both old and new customers. You won't regret it. The museum was famously opened in 1968 by Australia’s great aviatrix Nancy Bird Walton, and is housed in one of Wingham’s most historically significant buildings – its first general store. The collection is lovingly curated by a team of dedicated volunteers, and includes the original lock-up that held famed bushranger Jimmy Governor among its many relics. Wander through our many large rooms of themed displays that house antiques ranging from Gaelic bibles bought out by original Scottish settlers to rare local aboriginal artefacts and hand- carved furniture. Each display is supported by the Manning Valley Historical Society’s nationally significant photographic collection, which provides a fascinating insight into what life was really like for the pioneering men and women who chose to settle in rural towns. Take a little piece of history home with you by visiting our store, which offers a selection of historical books and handcrafts created by local artisans. As the primary keeping place of local culture and heritage in the Manning Valley, Wingham Museum is the custodian of a large collection of artefacts representing all facets of life in the Manning. More than 10,000 items are presented over 500 square meters of exhibition space that includes the following themes… Fashion, textiles and crafts; natural history; Aboriginal culture and history; domestic life; industries, agriculture and farming; the Manning River, transport and communication; and serving in war and the war at home. In other words – it’s big! Come in and see our for yourself. Wander across the floorboards of our National Trust building and learn about our pioneering past. Walk through the jail cell that held infamous bushranger, Jimmy Governor or read about the trials of Isabella Mary Kelly – the inspiration for Di Morrissey’s book “the Valley”.