Official Visitor Website

Hay has five museums, that's one for every 490 people.

Bullockies and bishops, cooks and coachbuilders, pastoralists and prisoners of war. Visit any of Hay's five museums and you're sure to meet some of the town's real characters, past and present. Characters like painter and preacher Bishop Ernest Anderson, Ah Mow the Chinese gardener, quilter Marion Gibson, or internment camp cartoonist Fred Schoenbach.

Hay's museums can introduce you to some of the really remarkable people who have contributed to our community. See Gallipoli through the camera lens of a Hay soldier. Glimpse the fairies that children imagined lived at the bottom of the Bishop's Lodge garden. Track Italian POW Colonel Simone's escape from the Hay Gaol. Marvel at the contribution shearers have made to Australian culture. Striking images, intriguing exhibits, evocative sound, and playful interactivity bring Hay's heritage to life.

The quality and vibrancy of our five museums is testament to the passion and pride local people feel about Hay's past, present and future. A team of nearly 100 enthusiastic local volunteers has created Hay's museums, and their dedication shows. If you're lucky, you might meet some of them.

Fun, engaging, moving: each of our five museums offers a different experience. Together they tell the story of a town full of characters.

Guided tours are available.

Contact the Hay Visitor Information Centre 02 6993 4045 visithay@hay.nsw.gov.au

Listings

84 Lachlan Street, Hay NSW 2711

Opening hours Tues, Thurs & Fri 9am to 12:30pm – 1:30 to 5pm
Saturday 9am to 12:30pm
Mon & wed 12:30pm to 5 pm
Closed on Sundays

or by appointment though Chris can be found drawing in there most days!

 If you are coming to Hay please phone the Gallery as sometimes the Gallery is closed for a few days when the artists Chris and Margie are away on location.

Entry to the Gallery is Free
84 Lachlan Street, Hay NSW 2711

Opening hours Tues, Thurs & Fri 9am to 12:30pm – 1:30 to 5pm
Saturday 9am to 12:30pm
Mon & wed 12:30pm to 5 pm
Closed on Sundays

or by appointment though Chris can be found drawing in there most days!

 If you are coming to Hay please phone the Gallery as sometimes the Gallery is closed for a few days when the artists Chris and Margie are away on location.

Entry to the Gallery is Free.
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Open 9am - 6pm every day of the year
Entry is $4 guided tours by prior arrangement.
Church Street, Hay NSW 2711
Open 9am to 5pm every day
Entry is adult $4 and children $1
Pine Street, Hay NSW 2711
9am to 3pm Monday to Friday during school term.
Entry is $3
26603 Sturt Highway, Hay NSW 2711
Open 9am to 5pm daily - Closed Christmas Day. Good Friday determined on demand.
Entry is $20 adult, $15 concession, $10 children U12, $45 family. (in all dependent children under 18), group rates available upon request.
PO Box 324, Hay NSW 2711