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Forbes Historical Museum

Closed Now: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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So much history

If you're touring around Forbes this is a must-see. So much to see and learn about, from Ben Hall... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
Victoria K
Good collection, pity about the hours

So it's open 2-4pm, which makes things difficult, but if you happen to be in Forbes during that... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2017
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May 6, 2018
“So much history”
Jul 31, 2018
“Time well spent”
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
11 Cross St, Forbes, New South Wales 2871, Australia
+61 2 6851 6600
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Reviewed 1 August 2018

Forbes township is worth a day of wandering, rather than dashing through on the highway! Many historic buildings and wide quiet streets make a very pleasant place to spend some time. The museum was quite fascinating, in particular the special room dedicated to the ANZACS...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Judy M
Reviewed 6 May 2018

If you're touring around Forbes this is a must-see. So much to see and learn about, from Ben Hall, WW1 and local history and interesting pieces from throughout history. Perfect for museum and history buffs and those who've already seen the sites around Forbes and...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Victoria K
Reviewed 16 November 2017

So it's open 2-4pm, which makes things difficult, but if you happen to be in Forbes during that time, you have to stop in. There is a lot of information about Forbes, a bit about Ben Hall (less than I remember from visiting during the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

There is a lot of information on Ben Hall, local history (inc. about WW1), interesting bits (from old phones, clothes, animal traps, EVERYTHING that exists in history. Very friendly volunteers looking after it.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank fionabk
Reviewed 7 March 2017

In 2015 this museum added a special WW1 section which is a fantastic tribute to our Anzacs who fought at Gallipoli and the Western front. I've taken many out of town friends through our museum and have had no trouble in spending up to three...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank 536fink
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Visited for the first time today.. great history and excellent volunteer staff.. Amazing displays from Ben Hall, Forbes Advocates, old kitchen wares, farming items etc etc Photo FHS School Captain Honor Board 1924 - 1951

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank hoopssteve
Reviewed 20 November 2016

This museum has a huge collection of artefacts and photos of by gone days,and concentrates a lot of the history of Ben Hall.Listen to a cd of primary school kids singing" The streets of forbes".It was hauntingly beautiful

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Kevin D
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is the place to go to find out about the district and in particular about Ben Hall. the video presentation is very well done and there are a number of very interesting exhibits including a time line for the major events involving the Hall...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Vandieman111
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17 November 2017|
Response from fionabk | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kylie, I can't remember, but I know it wasn't a lot - a couple of dollars.